Category Archives: Lancashire

Quernmore Park, Lancaster

Grade II* listed Georgian country house on a 20 acre estate in Lancashire. Present house built by Thomas Harrison of Chester in 1795-1798 when the estate covered some 1900 acres. Remodelled by Alexander Mills in 1842. Sandstone ashlar 3 storey house with 5 bays on three sides, hipped slate roof and central Ionic entrance portico.

‘Postern’ North Lodge located on the A683 Lancaster Road. Built circa 1800 in the Classical Palladian style. Two storey central block flanked by two smaller wings. Constructed of sandstone ashlar with large oversailing pedimented roof with modillions at the eaves. East elevation has 2 unfluted Greek Doric columns in antis with entablature at 1st floor level. Doorway between columns and single window above with segmental arched head. Side wings with sliding slash windows and an entablature with blocking course. Pair of rusticated gate piers with wrought iron gates.

North Lodge, Quernmore

North Lodge, Quernmore

Hornby Castle, Lancashire

13th century medieval castle developed into a country house circa 1850 by Pudsey Dawson, High Sheriff of Lancashire. House constructed of sandstone rubble with slate roof in the Perpendicular Gothic style with battlemented parapet.

Mid 19th Century Gate lodge to Hornby Castle with concave walls and gate piers. Constructed with snecked sandstone rubble walls with steep slate roof behind an embattled parapet. Stone mullion windows with Tudor Arched heads. Drip moulding course above each storey. Canted west elevation facing on to road and 2 storey projecting entrance bay to south elevation. Circular embattled turret at rear. Gate piers and boundary walls of sandstone ashlar, surmounted with tapering top with crenellation and iron finial.

Gate lodge to Hornby Castle

Gate lodge to Hornby Castle