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Latitude: 53.8107 / 53°48'38"N
Longitude: -2.7607 / 2°45'38"W
OS Eastings: 350003
OS Northings: 435207
OS Grid: SD500352
Mapcode National: GBR 9S5C.3P
Mapcode Global: WH85D.KGKZ
Entry Name: Ambrose Hall
Listing Date: 13 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1361687
English Heritage Legacy ID: 185978
Location: Woodplumpton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4
Civil Parish: Woodplumpton
Built-Up Area: Woodplumpton
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Woodplumpton St Anne
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 43 NE WOODPLUMPTON PLUMPTON LANE (off)
3/131 Ambrose Hall
Farmhouse, now 2 dwellings. Dated 1697 internally, but probably earlier;
altered 1871. Stuccoed brick painted white, slate roof. Three-bay
baffle-entry plan. Two storeys; 1st floor band; doorway (in line with
large ridge chimney stack) at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays, protected by
single-storey gabled porch with arched opening; three C19 windows on each
floor, all with wooden mullions and transoms, and hoodmoulds. Left gable
has single-storey lean-to porch, 2 small attic windows, gable chimney;
rear has short outshut to 1st bay, porch to 3rd bay (like that at front),
some sashed windows. Interior: housepart in 2nd bay and kitchen in 3rd
bay have back-to-back inglenook fireplaces, the former with
tongue-stopped 1/4-round moulded bressummer and a recessed panel above
lettered in relief "W.S 1697" (= William Shaw); housepart has beam also
with tongue-stopped 1/4-round moulding, and 2 doorways to 1st bay (now
other dwelling); 1st floor has numerous chamfered beams with cyma stops,
and some original timber-framed partitions; in roof space a large brick
smoke hood, one collar truss with curved principals. History: Ambrose
family associated with Woodplumpton in C16 and C17, William Ambrose given
as "of Ambrose Hall" in 1629. Reference: George Jackson Woodplumpton its
History in Religion, Houses and Families (1971), pp.86-7.
Listing NGR: SD5000335207
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