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Cuerden Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cuerden, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.71 / 53°42'35"N

Longitude: -2.6621 / 2°39'43"W

OS Eastings: 356394

OS Northings: 423929

OS Grid: SD563239

Mapcode National: GBR 9TVJ.GT

Mapcode Global: WH975.20LP

Entry Name: Cuerden Hall

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357614

Location: Cuerden, Chorley, Lancashire, PR5

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Cuerden

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Bamber Bridge St Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


3/97 Cuerden Hall

Country mansion, early C17 and 1816-19 by Lewis Wyatt, the older part
altered internally. Brick with stone dressings, roof concealed by high
parapets. Irregular plan, the original C18 house incorporated in the
central third between stable court to west and Wyatt's addition to east.
Two storeys, the east end higher, with very large stair well rising to
form a hamper in the centre, the east end lower than the centre.
Original house was simple rectangular double pile plan 7 windows in
length, 2 storeys: this now has in both front and rear walls stone
bands on 2 levels, and sashed windows with glazing bars, projecting
corner chimneys, a high brick parapet, and in centre of south side a
prominent stone porch with 6 Tuscan columns (2 groups of 3 at corners)
and dentilled cornice, above which is a canted bay (some of these
alterations may be by Wyatt). The east range added by Wyatt is
rectangular, 5 bays each side, has tall square-sectioned corner chimneys
with narrow inset stone panels on both levels, terminating above the
parapet in 4 clustered flues with atone caps; moulded stone bands on 2
levels carry round these chimneys, and there are high stepped parapets
with stone copings; at right ends of ground floor of east and south
sides are large stone canted bay windows with panelled parapets;
on north side a projecting single-storey stone pavillion of 7 bays
extends the whole length of this wall, incorporating in the centre a
round-headed front door with a carved stone coat of arms in the parapet
above, flanked by a carved stag and a hawk. (This feature not shown on
Wyatt's drawings). Otherwise, all windows are sashed with glazing bars
and moulded architraves, those at ground floor very tall, rising from
ground level, those at 1st floor with 12 panes each. To right (west) side
of original house is lower "office court", originally of 3 sides open at
the west subsequently extended and enclosed. This is 2 lower storeys
with high parapet; the front (north) side, linked by a small recessed
pantry bay (now altered as entrance to offices), is 6 unequal bays (each
breaking back slightly); 1st bay is high single storey (originally
kitchen) with 2 tall round-headed windows; next 2 bays have 3 stone-cased
sashed windows on each floor; next 3 bays (apparently later additions)
have in the centre a large round-headed arch to courtyard, flanked by
pilasters and surmounted by a decorative stone pediment in the coping
with flanking ball finials, and on each side 2 windows to each floor, all
sashed with splayed stone heads. South range (garden front) breaks
forward from original house, has a polygonal corner with round-headed
windows (originally designed by Wyatt as an octagonal dairy) and a
recessed porch with Tuscan columns in centre; otherwise all windows
sashed with stone cases. Interior: of east range retains original
features by Wyatt, principally the fine open well staircase with carved
oak balusters and closed string, but also fireplaces, doors, etc. (complete
set of drawings by Wyatt in RIBA Drawings Collection).

Listing NGR: SD5639423929

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

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