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British Legion Club

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7922 / 53°47'31"N

Longitude: -2.2361 / 2°14'9"W

OS Eastings: 384544

OS Northings: 432900

OS Grid: SD845329

Mapcode National: GBR DSTL.PB

Mapcode Global: WHB7X.MYD6

Plus Code: 9C5VQQR7+VH

Entry Name: British Legion Club

Listing Date: 29 September 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467091

Location: Bank Hall, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Bank Hall

Built-Up Area: Burnley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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906-1/17/78 (North side)
29/09/77 No.62
British Legion Club


Working mens' club, probably a branch of the Ancient Order of
Foresters. Dated 1876 on shield in gable; altered. Coursed
rock-faced sandstone rubble with quoins (roof not visible but
probably slate). Rectangular plan at right-angles to street.
2-and-a-half storeys over cellars, a gabled 3-window facade,
with raised quoining to the corners, a band across the gable,
and gable coping (stepped over the band) with kneelers and an
apex finial. The ground floor has a tall round-headed doorway
in the centre, with a chamfered surround, a stag's head
mounted on the keystone, and an elaborate corniced entablature
including a horizontal bow-and-arrow flanked by ball-finials;
another tall doorway next to the right-hand corner, with a
plain stone surround and a rectangular overlight; and 2 large
2-light mullioned windows with chamfered stone surrounds,
shouldered lights and altered glazing. The 1st floor has 3
similar windows; the gable has 2 pairs of blind round-headed
lights with keystones, flanking a stone shield with lettering
which is now illegible except for "est 1876", and a blind
keyed oculus above the band.
INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORY: the Foresters were the 2nd largest of the numerous
friendly societies which flourished in Lancashire during the
C19. Included as a good example of the type.

Listing NGR: SD8454432900

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