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15 and 17, Castle Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0496 / 54°2'58"N

Longitude: -2.804 / 2°48'14"W

OS Eastings: 347454

OS Northings: 461808

OS Grid: SD474618

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVM.Q3

Mapcode Global: WH846.WGXW

Entry Name: 15 and 17, Castle Hill

Listing Date: 22 December 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290853

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383069

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


1685-1/6/36 (East side)
22/12/53 Nos.15 AND 17


Pair of cottages, now a folk museum and a house. 1739,
converted c1820 into 2 cottages, and restored c1977. Roughly
coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, stone slate roof, and a
gable chimney stack on the left. Shallow double-depth plan. 2
low storeys and 3 bays, previously symmetrical around 3
doorways, of which the central one led to the back yard; the
right-hand doorway was recently altered as a window, while the
remaining coupled pair have chamfered surrounds and deep
lintels, inscribed 'RTA' and '1739' above the central jamb,
(formerly a semicircular plaque with the same initials over
the date above the original central doorway). To left the
first bay has a square chamfered surround with a C19
sixteen-pane sashed window, similar to that in the former
right-hand doorway. To right a large square 20-pane sashed
window within a plain surround, which has the marks of former
shutter-lugs in the jambs. The first floor has 3 low
rectangular windows, all now with C19 eight-pane sashes but
with evidence of original chamfered flush mullions in the
centre. To the rear, just outside the present yard wall, is a
restored well protected by a circular wall.
INTERIOR: in the museum is a fireplace with shouldered jambs
and a small cupboard in the staircase with a fielded panelled
door and H-hinges.

Listing NGR: SD4745461806

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

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