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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SCARISBRICK HALL AT 392 127

List entry Number: 1038565

Location

SCARISBRICK HALL AT 392 127

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LancashireWest LancashireDistrict AuthorityScarisbrick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1963

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 357718

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History

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Details

SCARISBRICK SD 31 SE 8/16 Scarisbrick Hall at 26.4.1963

GV I

Country house, now school. Successive remodelling, rebuilding and enlargement of C16 seat of the Scarisbrick family, begun in 1814, probably by John Slater (of Liverpool) and Thomas Rickman, but mainly 1836-1845 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for Thomas Scarisbrick, and 1860s and 1870s for Anne Scarisbrick. Sandstone, with stone slate roofs. Hall facing south-east, with east and west crosswings, east tower, kitchens (etc), L-shaped service wing to the rear. All in Gothic style: the west wing of 1814 in early Gothic, the hall and other parts of the main range of 1836-45 in fully developed C15 Gothic revival; the east wing and very high tower in exuberantly French or Flemish C15 style, the integral ornamentation of these parts becoming more flamboyant and fanciful in the progression from east to west. The centre of the composition is Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin's 2-storey open-hall, with 2-storey oriels, steeply pitched roof with 3-stage lantern on the ridge, but it is dominated by Edward Welby Pugin's east wing with an octagonal angle turret surmounted by a cluster of large fluttering birds, and by the tower of extravagant height finished with corner pinnacles and an attenuated rectangular spire. The kitchen attached at the east end, by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, is likewise in C15 Gothic style, octagonal, with steeply-pitched roof and square lantern. The interior is of equal interest, containing much elaborate carved oak, etc, some of it of Flemish origin collected by Thomas Scarisbrick. For extended desription see Pevsner North Lancashire pp.218-223.

Listing NGR: SD3920012700

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 25 Lancashire - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: North Lancashire - Date: 1969 - Page References: 218-223

National Grid Reference: SD 39171 12594

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