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Worden Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Buckshaw & Worden, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6827 / 53°40'57"N

Longitude: -2.6647 / 2°39'52"W

OS Eastings: 356197

OS Northings: 420899

OS Grid: SD561208

Mapcode National: GBR 9TTV.XL

Mapcode Global: WH975.1PDM

Entry Name: Worden Old Hall

Listing Date: 4 August 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357934

Location: South Ribble, Lancashire, PR7

County: Lancashire

District: South Ribble

Town: South Ribble

Electoral Ward/Division: Buckshaw & Worden

Built-Up Area: Worden

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Leyland St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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9/28 Worden Old Hall

4.8.1975 II*

Manor house, probably late C16 and early Cl7. Timber-framed, but refronted partly in stone but largely in brick at two dates around 1800. Two storeys. Originally rectangular plan of 7 bays to give 3 rooms with a through-passage, extended later along the front under 4 gables, of which the second from the left houses the round-headed porch leading to the passage. C19 and C20 windows and a C20 slate roof. Timber framing, often with wattle-and-daub infill, survives almost completely inside, especially in the upper storey rooms, which have chamfered ceiling beams and internal partitions with debased 4-centre doorcases, in much of the back wall and also in the original front wall (now half hidden behind the extension) which shows traces of herring-bone framing at the parlour end and quatrefoil panels around the front door. Main fireplace with chamfered 4-centre arch and a double cornice of brick chevrons towards the through-passage. History: original residence of the Faringtons of Worden, Lords of the Manor. Leyland; William Farington (1537-1610), comptroller of the household of the Earls of Derby, was probably the prototype of Shakespeare's Malvolio. Though now in a superficially poor condition, the building is one of the very few sub-medieval timber-framed gentry houses in the County.

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