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© Mr Roy Kneeshaw

IoE Number: 321801
Location: BOLTON HALL,
Photographer: Mr Roy Kneeshaw
Date Photographed: 20 June 2002
Date listed: 13 February 1967
Date of last amendment: 13 February 1967
Grade II

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SE 08 NE PRESTON-UNDER-SCAR BOLTON HALL 9/54 Bolton Hall 13/2/67 GV II Country house. Late C17, rebuilt after a fire in 1902. For Charles Powlett, Duke of Bolton. Roughcast brick with ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roofs. 3 storeys and basement; central block with flanking wings at right angles, 2:5:2; further ranges to west. Main haul: plinth. Chamfered rusticated quoins. Balustraded parapet linking wings. Windows in architraves. Basement with 12-pane unequally-hung sash windows, and in centre steps leading to front door. Central doorway with part-glazed paired leaves in architrave with pulvinated frieze and cornice. Above, coat of arms. On ground floor, 18-pane sash windows. First and second floors: sash windows with glazing bars. Bands between floors. Ornate lead rainwater heads, dated 1678, and down pipes. Inner returns of wings: 2 bays of windows as before. Cornice and balustraded parapets overall. Hipped roofs. Chimney-stacks at ends and at junctions of wings with central block. Central weathervane, flag-staff over right wing. To left of main block, added range of single storey and basement and 3 bays, continuing fenestration and other details of hall, except for blind parapet. To left again, a 1-bay pavilion with 6-pane sash window to second floor, cornice and blind parapet, and large stack to right. Further to left, 2-storey, 5-bay range, the central bay projecting slightly, and with chamfered rusticated quoins. On ground floor, 4 16-pane sash windows (bay 1 blank); 18-pane sashes on first floor. Hipped roof. Rear elevation of main block: 3 storeys; central block with recessed wings, 2:5:2. Chamfered rusticated quoins. Central doorway with part-glazed paired leaves in architrave with embellished frieze and consoles supporting broken segmental pediment containing keystone with cherub mask. Bands. Windows as on front elevation. Corniced and balustraded parapets. Stacks at ends and between bays 2 and 3, 5 and 6, 7 and 8. Rainwater goods and some C17 panelling inside the hall imported from a house in Winchester at the rebuilding. VCH i, p. 268.

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