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Westbourne House

A Grade II Listed Building in Marsh, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0447 / 54°2'40"N

Longitude: -2.8152 / 2°48'54"W

OS Eastings: 346720

OS Northings: 461275

OS Grid: SD467612

Mapcode National: GBR 8PSN.BV

Mapcode Global: WH846.QLNM

Entry Name: Westbourne House

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383349

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Marsh

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/1/316 (South side)
Westbourne House


House, now nursery school. 1882, altered C20. Mass concrete,
rendered and painted, with slate roofs.
2 storeys plus attic above cellars. Entrance front, facing
west, has 3-stage tower to the right under a slated pyramidal
tent roof. It is blind except for a narrow window on the
ground floor and has moulded string courses, and is decorated
with buttresses on the 1st floor and recessed panels with
lozenge decoration on the 2nd floor.
The main range, to the left, is of 2 bays and has a wide
projecting single-storey porch with a blind recess, a 2-light
mullioned window, and a right-hand doorway. Below the parapet
are square panels decorated with quatrefoils and rosettes.
The garden front, facing south, has a rectangular bay window
projection against lower storey of the tower, and 2 windows to
each of the upper storeys. To the right is a 2-storey canted
bay window below a gable.
INTERIOR: entrance hall has inscription 'EBD 1882' in mosaic
tiles. The staircase has turned balusters, and pitch-pine
handrails and newels. The newels are stop-chamfered and
terminate with 4 gablets surrounding a central knob. The
cellars have ample headroom, and the concrete of the walls is
visible in places.
HISTORY: built for a member of the Dawson family of Aldcliffe
Hall, who are said to have experimented with the use of
concrete for other buildings on their estate.

Listing NGR: SD4672061275

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