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Marsden Hall Cottage and Linking Archway marsden Park Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Nelson, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8391 / 53°50'20"N

Longitude: -2.1858 / 2°11'8"W

OS Eastings: 387870

OS Northings: 438107

OS Grid: SD878381

Mapcode National: GBR FS51.LJ

Mapcode Global: WHB7R.DRCR

Plus Code: 9C5VRRQ7+JM

Entry Name: Marsden Hall Cottage and Linking Archway marsden Park Cottage

Listing Date: 25 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 452606

Location: Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire, BB9

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Nelson

Built-Up Area: Nelson (Pendle)

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Great Marsden St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1317-0/0/10002 Marsden Park Cottage,
Marsden Hall Cottage
and linking archway


Two cottages and linking wagon archway. Probably mid to late C18:
altered in C19 and subsequently. Sandstone rubble, with concrete
tiled roofs. The cottages flank the entrance to the rear
courtyard and the archway bridges it: Marsden Hall Cottage on the
south side has an irregular plan structurally integrated with the
north-east corner of Marsden Hall, Marsden Park Cottage has a
rectangular plan parallel with the drive between them, and the
archway links their west fronts. Two storeys, an irregular facade
with 2 gables linked by a short screen wall over a tall
elliptical archway, one 1st-floor window in each gable. Marsden
Hall Cottage to the right, with an open-pedimental gable which
partly spans the screen wall to the left and has a large apex
urn, has 2 square windows at ground floor under a dripmould run
out and stepped up over a doorway to the right, over which is a
round-arched window (both these abutting the junction with the
hall), and a rectangular window in the centre of the upper floor.
The archway has a rusticated surround and linen-fold enriched
keystone, and a pair of low wrought-iron bar gates with dogbars.
The gable end of Marsden Park Cottage has coupled doorways to the
left, a small segmental-arched opening mounted on that to the
left, a square window in the centre of the ground floor and a
small rectangular window inserted at 1st floor. Except for the
last, all these doorways and windows have square-cut plain
surrounds, and the windows have altered glazing. Continued to the
left of Marsden Park Cottage is a tall screenwall to the walled
garden. The right-hand side wall of this cottage (facing the
drive) has features suggestive of a former non-domestic function:
a rectangular tripartite grid of square-cut mullions and transoms.
in which the left and right-hand parts have three 3-light stages
to the eaves, the top and bottom glazed but the middle blocked,
and the centre part has 2 stages each divided into 2 square
panels, the lower being of 2 lights (the left glazed and the
right blocked); while the upper left panel contains an oval
plaque with remains of painted lettering ("MARSD.../ Founded.../
Edwd.../ Esqr."), said to commemorate the foundation of an asylum
in these buildings c.1850. Attached to the rear gable is an early
C19 extension covering a doorway at 1st floor (visible
internally) and partly covering a round-headed attic window.

Listing NGR: SD8604137991

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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