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Ashton Hall

Hob Uid: 40973
Location :
Lancashire
Lancaster
Thurnham
Grid Ref : SD4616057290
Summary : Mansion, now used as golf club house, dating to 1856, incorporating the remains of a 14th century tower. Constructed from sandstone with slate roofs, the medieval tower is of a redder stone, of rectangular plan with diagonally set angle towers and with embattled parapet, with additions to north in grey stone on site of wing of circa 1600, now demolished. Earthwork remains of medieval fishponds are also present.
More information : SD 46175729 Ashton Hall (NR). (1)

The tower, which forms the southern wing of Ashton Hall, appears to be of late 14th century date. It is a good example, with a turret at each angle set diagonally to the main structure. Little but the shell now remains, the interior having been modernised. No signs of any moat that may have surrounded the tower now exist, and a fishpond, which formerly lay on the north side, has been drained. The rest of the Hall is modern, apart from the west gateway, and a stable to the NW, both of which probably represent the remains of a 17th century building. (2)

The tower, as described, is in good condition, see photograph. There are no remains of the earlier Hall other than those noted, and the building as a whole is now used as a club house by Lancaster Golf Club.

Published survey (25") of fishpond revised, eastern end destroyed. (3)

SD 46185717 Tower (NR).

SD 46255734 Fishpond (NR). (4)

Ashton Hall. Grade I. Mansion, now used as golf club house. C14th and 1856. See List for full desciption.

Ashton Hall Gatehouse. Grade II*. c.1600. See List for full
description. (5)

SD 4620 5729. Ashton Hall (medieval building). De-Scheduled. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1916
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Lancaster, volume 8
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Page(s) : 53-55
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Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Mansions of Eng & Wales, Lancs 2 1847 1-2 (Twycross)
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Source Number : 2b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : 'Richmondshire' 2 455 475 (Whitaker)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHP 06-FEB-69
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1973
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Lancaster, 07-MAR-1985
Page(s) : 94-5
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Vol(s) : 288
Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : Descheduling Amendment, 25-SEP-1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Tower House, Fishpond
Evidence : Extant Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1856
Monument End Date : 1856
Monument Start Date : 1856
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : By 1985
Monument End Date : 1985
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Golf Club, Clubhouse
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LA 91
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 58163
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 182256
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 111799
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 45 NE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1484736
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 45 NE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-02-06
End Date : 1969-02-06
Associated Activities : Primary, ASHTON HALL BARN, ASHTON WITH STODDAY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2000-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31