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Garden House Behind Number 2, Greycourt

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0513 / 54°3'4"N

Longitude: -2.8041 / 2°48'14"W

OS Eastings: 347452

OS Northings: 462005

OS Grid: SD474620

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVL.QG

Mapcode Global: WH846.WFWJ

Entry Name: Garden House Behind Number 2, Greycourt

Listing Date: 22 December 1953

Last Amended: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383321

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

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


1685-1/3/287 (North side)
22/12/53 Garden house behind No.2, Greycourt
(Formerly Listed as:
Garden House to No.2 Church Street


Summerhouse. Late C18, restored c1987. Squared sandstone
rubble, with ashlar upper storey. Slate roof. Octagonal plan.
2 storeys above a cellar. Built against a garden wall, with a
doorway on the south-east side. On the ground floor there are
windows on the 3 sides to the right of the doorway. They have
glazing bar sashes which appear to be C20 reproductions of the
originals. The first-floor windows are similar and have a sill
band. The southern side (to the left of the doorway) has a
blind recess. Stone gutter cornice and central octagonal
ashlar chimney cap.
INTERIOR: contains a cantilevered stone stair with iron stick
balusters and a mahogany handrail. A second flight of stone
steps leads to a barrel-vaulted cellar. On the first floor is
a cast-iron fireplace surround with a hob grate and boiler.
HISTORY: not shown on Stephen Mackereth's map of 1778, but
appears on J Walker's engraving of Lancaster Old Bridge in
1797. Clark, writing in 1807 about the adjoining Wery Wall
(qv), said that 'A fragment of this wall is yet to be seen,
adjoining the garden of John Ford Esq. part of which...
sustains the north wall of his summer-house, adjoining the
Vicarage Field.'
(Centre for North-West Regional Studies Occasional Papers:
White A & Shotter D: The Roman Fort and Town of Lancaster:
Lancaster: 1990-: 8).

Listing NGR: SD4745262005

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