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Hacking Hall

Hob Uid: 44497
Location :
Ribble Valley
Billington and Langho
Grid Ref : SD7093236906
Summary : Large house built in 1607 by Sir Thomas Walmsley. It is of sandstone rubble with stone slate roof and comprises two storeys with attic. The facade has one-bay cross-wings and recessed one-bay centre with gabled dormer. On each side of the centre is a projecting bay in the angle with the cross-wing, carried up to attic level as a gabled turret. The right-hand one forms a porch on the ground floor. The windows are mullioned, with hollow chamfer, outer chamfer, and hoods. Those to the cross-wings are of five lights on the first and ground floors and four lights to the attic. The windows to the angle turrets are of three lights except for the left-hand one on the ground floor which is of four. The central part of the facade has a six-light ground-floor window and one of five lights above. The porch has a door with moulded surround and Tudor-arched head. Chimneys on side walls of cross-wings and on rear wall of hall, all with projecting stacks. East chimney shaft now stops at eaves, but was said to be dated '1607' with initials 'T.L.' (VCH). Against this chimney stack there is a corbelled first floor garderobe projection. The house is allegend to have been built on the site of an earlier, moated manor house. There is no physical evidence for this earlier building - an accentuated natural scarp may have been mistaken for a moat.
More information : [SD 70933690] Hacking Hall [G.T.] (1)

The original Hacking Hall, which was moated, was pulled down
and replaced in 1607 by the existing hall.
V.C.H. agrees with authy.2, but does not mention the moat. (2-3)

Hacking Hall is a good example of the local 17th century
architecture.GP. AO.61.243.1 shows the N.E. aspect and GP
AO.61 243.2 the SE aspect. A feature centred at SD 70983691 and
probably alluded to by authority 3 as a moat, appears to be
natural scarp much accentuated by field drainage. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1955
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Source Number : 2
Source details : Lofthouse T. 1952. Lancashire's Fair Face, 72
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Lancaster, volume six
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Page(s) : 328-9
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RL 02-OCT-61
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Ribble Valley, 13-MAR-1986
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Vol(s) : 1025

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1607
Monument End Date : 1607
Monument Start Date : 1607
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 33981
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 183492
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 73 NW 14
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 514244
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Associated Monuments : 514245
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 73 NW 14
Start Date : 1961-10-02
End Date : 1961-10-02