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Blue Anchor Public House (Part) and Rear Building on Lawson's Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0489 / 54°2'55"N

Longitude: -2.8008 / 2°48'2"W

OS Eastings: 347666

OS Northings: 461728

OS Grid: SD476617

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWM.FC

Mapcode Global: WH846.YHGF

Entry Name: Blue Anchor Public House (Part) and Rear Building on Lawson's Yard

Listing Date: 18 February 1970

Last Amended: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383191

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


1685-1/7/157 (North side)
18/02/70 Nos.22 AND 24
Blue Anchor Public House (part) and
rear building on Lawson's Yard
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
including rear building on Lawson's
(Formerly Listed as:


House, now shops and an annexe to the Blue Anchor Public House
(qv) c1700, restored 1990. Sandstone rubble with ashlar
dressings. Slate roof with a gable stack to the right.
3 storeys above a cellar and 4 bays, with a rear wing forming
an L-shaped plan.
The ground floor has timber shop fronts of 1990. On the first
floor are rebated and chamfered cross windows, and on the
second floor 2-light rebated and chamfered mullioned windows.
All date from 1990, but are accurate replicas of the original
windows, based on fragments of stonework found when the render
was removed from the wall.
The rear wing to the right gives on to Lawson's Yard, which
now has a glazed roof; it is approached through a doorway to
the left of the shop fronts. Bays 1-4 formed a separate house
with the original doorway in bay 3, now a window, and replaced
by a doorway in bay 2. Bays 5-7 were the rear wing of the
house on Market Street which had a back door in bay 5, now a
window. All the doorways and windows on the ground and first
floors have moulded architraves. The second-floor windows have
2 lights with chamfered jambs and mullions and, in some cases,
diamond fixed lights.
INTERIOR: the house on Market Street has in its rear wing an
open-well staircase with closed and panelled strings, fluted
square newel posts with straight handrails of heavy
cross-section (cf No.44 Church Street (qv)) supported by 2
fluted balusters per tread. The house on Lawson's Yard has a
closed-string staircase running parallel to the yard in single
flights with 2 fluted balusters per tread.
This pair of houses is the unique survivor of what must have
been a fairly common type in Georgian Lancaster; as such they
are important both to the history and the townscape.
No.22 and rear building on Lawson's Yard were listed 17.6.87.

Listing NGR: SD4766661728

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

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