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© Mr Walter Lyon

IoE Number: 357718
Location: SCARISBRICK HALL AT 392 127,
Photographer: Mr Walter Lyon
Date Photographed: 25 September 1999
Date listed: 26 April 1963
Date of last amendment: 26 April 1963
Grade I

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SCARISBRICKSD 31 SE8/16Scarisbrick Hall at26.4.1963

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 A.W.N. 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 A.W.N. 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 E.W. 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 A.W.N. 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.

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