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Latitude: 53.764 / 53°45'50"N
Longitude: -2.7527 / 2°45'9"W
OS Eastings: 350476
OS Northings: 429999
OS Grid: SD504299
Mapcode National: GBR T1R.ZZ
Mapcode Global: WH85L.PNCB
Entry Name: Larches House
Listing Date: 20 December 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1253985
English Heritage Legacy ID: 437297
Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR2
Electoral Ward/Division: Larches
Built-Up Area: Preston
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Lea St Christopher
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
Ashton On Ribble
LARCHES LANE (South side)
Large house, now school. 1838, for John Lawe (banker). Red brick in Flemish bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Rectangular main range with smaller rectangular service wing attached to rear. Two storeys and 3 bays, symmetrical, centre breaking forwards slightly, with plinth, string course,plain frieze and moulded cornice with blocking course (shallow triangular upstand in centre). The centre has a wide rectangular porch with Ionic columns distyle in antis and dentilled cornice with blocking course, protecting a round-headed doorway with shouldered architrave, door with geometrical-patterned glazed panel and fanlight with radiating glazing bars, and tall side-windows with glazing bars. Two windows at ground floor, sashed without glazing bars; three 12-pane sashes at 1st floor, all with panelled stone aprons and flat-arched heads. The side walls have wider centres breaking forwards, each with a large rectangular stone bay window at ground floor (the west with Corinthian pilasters,dentilled cornice and panelled parapet), and two 12-pane sashes above (the west now with wedge lintels). The attached service block, a 3-window range breaking forwards, has 12-pane sashes, hipped roof and various additions.
INTERIOR: open-well staircase with cast-iron balusters and mahogany handrail with wreathed curtail; fine decoration, including open-work moulded plaster cornices, fireplace with Ionic surround.
Listing NGR: SD5047629999
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