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Nos. 1-5 Frances Darlington Court with Chapel and Wash House

A Grade II Listed Building in Charnock Richard, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6358 / 53°38'9"N

Longitude: -2.6736 / 2°40'24"W

OS Eastings: 355557

OS Northings: 415690

OS Grid: SD555156

Mapcode National: GBR 9VRD.ZD

Mapcode Global: WH866.XW12

Plus Code: 9C5VJ8PG+8H

Entry Name: Nos. 1-5 Frances Darlington Court with Chapel and Wash House

Listing Date: 26 November 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357534

Location: Charnock Richard, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Charnock Richard

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Charnock Richard Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Frances Darlington Court,
Nos. 1-5 with chapel and wash house

(Formerly listed as Nos. 119 to 127 (odd nos.) with chapel and washhouse (The Frances Darlington Trust))



Almshouses, dated 1898, comprising 3 blocks of building and linking screen
walls: a row of 4 almshouses under one roof, a matron's house incorporating
a chapel, and between these a block of washhouses. All of coursed squared
sandstone, in Gothic style, with steeply-pitched and hipped roofs of
hexagonal slates (fleur-de-lys finials to gable copings) and octagonal
chimneys with moulded caps. All of one storey. The row of almshouses is
symmetrical, has a tall gable in the centre (with a decorated tablet), 4
low gabled porches (one at each end and 2 flanking the centre), and 6 stone
mullioned windows. At the left end is a screen wall with a gabled arched
doorway flanked by arched window openings, which links with a matching but
simpler block of 4 washhouses, which is similarly linked to the matron's
house. This incorporates as a crosswing at its left end a chapel with a
tall gable terminating in a bellcote (with bell); there is one rectangular
window with 3 cusped lights and a hoodmould in each gable of the chapel,
above these a stone tablet lettered "THE FRANCES DARLINGTON CHARITY".
Interior of chapel: glazed tiled walls, stained glass windows, and marble
memorial tablet to Frances Darlington (d. 1897) which states, inter alia,
that she laid the foundation stone of the church (Christ Church, q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD5555715690

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