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Latitude: 54.1804 / 54°10'49"N
Longitude: -2.62 / 2°37'12"W
OS Eastings: 359629
OS Northings: 476250
OS Grid: SD596762
Mapcode National: GBR BN43.K5
Mapcode Global: WH94V.Q6K1
Entry Name: Whittington Hall
Listing Date: 4 October 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1362568
English Heritage Legacy ID: 182501
Location: Whittington, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA6
Civil Parish: Whittington
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Whittington St Michael the Archangel
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 57 NE
Country house, 1831-36 by George Webster, on site of earlier house.
Sandstone rubble with slate roof. South facade is a symmetrical
composition in a Jacobethan style 2 storeys with attics. Windows
mullioned and transomed. On each side of the central porch is a 6-light
ground-floor window with a cross window above. To each side 2 bays project
forwards. The inner ones have 2-storey canted bay windows with embattled
parapets. Above them, under a gable, is a stepped mullioned window. The
outer bays are set back slightly and have cross windows on the ground and
first floors and 2-light mullioned attic windows beneath smaller gables.
The porch has octagonal corner turrets, a 6-light first floor window
projecting as an oriel, and a stepped mullioned attic window under a
gable. The door has a moulded Tudor-arched surround with a plaque over
carved with a shield of arms. Above each storey there is a string course.
The gables have copings with ball finials. To the left of the porch a
tower is visible towards the rear of the building, of 3 storeys with an
embattled parapet and an octagonal corner turret. The east facade has a
single-storey porch with Tudor-arched doorway between the gable of the
front range and a second gabled projection. Set back to the right are 3
bays which are said to incorporate masonry from an earlier house. On the
east and south sides there is a raised terrace, with 2 pairs of gatepiers
and steps on the east side. On the south side the retaining wall contains
the carriage entrance to the house, at cellar level, which has a splayed
Tudor-arched surround. Inside, this doorway opens into a panelled lower
hallway which has twin curved flights of stairs leading to the upper hall.
The latter room has a fireplace said to be c.1500. The drawing room and
dining room were remodelled in a Georgian style in the 1930s.
One of the better houses in the Jacobethan style by Webster, who was a
pioneer in its use. Copeland, B.M., Whittinqton, the Story of a Country
Estate, Maney & Son, 1981.
Listing NGR: SD5962976250
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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