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Charnley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7553 / 53°45'19"N

Longitude: -2.7009 / 2°42'3"W

OS Eastings: 353885

OS Northings: 429003

OS Grid: SD538290

Mapcode National: GBR T9Q.CL

Mapcode Global: WH85M.HV3Y

Plus Code: 9C5VQ74X+4M

Entry Name: Charnley House

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392194

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


941-1/11/297 (South side)
27/09/79 No.13
Charnley House


Large town house, now office. 1844, for Paul Catterall (cotton
spinner); altered. Red brick in Flemish bond (sides and rear
of brown brick in 4+1 English garden wall bond), with
sandstone dressings and slate roof. Double-depth
double-fronted plan with rear service wing at right-angles.
Two storeys with basement and attic, 5 bays, symmetrical, the
centre breaking forwards slightly, with ashlar basement
treated as a plinth, corner pilasters, 1st-floor band, plain
frieze and moulded cornice with blocking course. The centre
has a porch with 2 Ionic columns and pilasters, plain
entablature (now with attached lettering), and moulded cornice
with blocking course, 3 internal steps with nosings, and a
wide elliptical-headed doorway which has a wooden doorcase
with side-lights of patterned coloured glass and a fanlight
with radiating lead tracery. The windows are sashed without
glazing bars, and have raised sills and wedge lintels.
Basement areas filled in but enclosed by plinths of former
railings. Both gable walls have 12-pane sashes on 3 levels,
and the right-hand wall has a stair-window next to the
projecting service wing. The rear has (inter alia) a
round-headed stair-window with radiating glazing bars and
coloured margin panes.
INTERIOR: entrance lobby with glazed screen including side
windows with coloured margin panes and elliptical fanlight
with radiating glazing bars; central hallway with
diamond-pattern black and white marble paving; dog-legged
staircase with decorated curvilinear cast-iron balusters
andwreathed mahogany handrail; former kitchen in parallel rear
wing, servants' stairs next to it.

Listing NGR: SD5387929004

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