Shuttleworth Hall

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Shuttleworth Hall
Shuttleworth Hall, near Padiham - geograph.org.uk - 11423 (cropped).jpg
Shuttleworth Hall from the front
Location Hapton, Lancashire
Coordinates 53°47′10″N 2°19′47″W / 53.7861°N 2.3296°W / 53.7861; -2.3296Coordinates: 53°47′10″N 2°19′47″W / 53.7861°N 2.3296°W / 53.7861; -2.3296
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Shuttleworth Hall
Designated 1 April 1953
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Arched gateway and garden wall attached to south front of Shuttleworth Hall
Designated 12 February 1985
Shuttleworth Hall is located in the Borough of Burnley
Shuttleworth Hall
Location of Shuttleworth Hall in the Borough of Burnley

Shuttleworth Hall is a 17th-century manor house (and later farmhouse) in the civil parish of Hapton in Lancashire, England. It is protected as a Grade I listed building.[1]

History

The oldest part of the house dates from the early to mid-17th century. An inscription over the outer doorway to the porch contains the date of 1639.[2] Although historians have supposed that the house was a residence of the Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham, Shuttleworth Hall's connection to that branch of the family is unclear.[3] By 1856, the building was described as a farmhouse, and it now consists of two separate dwellings.[1][3] In April 1953, the house was designated a Grade I listed building. The Grade I listing is for buildings "of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important".[4] The garden wall and arched gateway are also separately designated with a Grade II* listing. [5]

Architecture

The house is constructed of coursed rubble sandstone with roofs of stone slate.[1][2] Its plan is H-shaped and it is built on two stories.[6] Most of the windows have mullions and transoms; the hall windows are not mullioned.[6] A garden to the south (front) of the house is enclosed by a wall with a segmental-arched gateway.[2]

See also

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Shuttleworth Hall (1274420)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 29 April 2011 
  2. ^ a b c "Townships — Hapton" in Farrer & Brownbill (1911), pp. 507–12
  3. ^ a b Harland (1856), p. 311
  4. ^ Listed Buildings, English Heritage, 2010, archived from the original on 24 January 2013, retrieved 23 August 2011 
  5. ^ Historic England, "Arched gateway and garden wall... (1222599)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 13 June 2011 
  6. ^ a b Hartwell & Pevsner (2009), p. 321

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