. The Victoria history of the county of Lancaster;. Natural history. LEYLAND HUNDRED alteration it is possible that portions of tlie original building were destroyed, and that the middle portion of the principal front, which is alone of any archi- tectural interest, may not be the full extent of the original house. This older portion is a good compo- sition, with centrally placed bay window and pro- jecting porches at each end, going up the full height of both stories. The windows on both floors have transoms, and in the rooms over the porches are placed near to the internal angle and carried

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. The Victoria history of the county of Lancaster;. Natural history. LEYLAND HUNDRED alteration it is possible that portions of tlie original building were destroyed, and that the middle portion of the principal front, which is alone of any archi- tectural interest, may not be the full extent of the original house. This older portion is a good compo- sition, with centrally placed bay window and pro- jecting porches at each end, going up the full height of both stories. The windows on both floors have transoms, and in the rooms over the porches are placed near to the internal angle and carried right across the front of the first floor. The walls finish with plain stone parapets, except to the bay, where a rounded embattled coping is introduced. The upper part of the parapet, however, has been rebuilt, and may not carry out the original design. The porches have semicircular-headed openings with im- posts and moulded jambs, and occupy the internal angles between the later wings and the hall proper. Whether they mark the full extent of the original front is not evident, there being nothing to show definitely whether the early i gth-century work is a rebuilding or an addition.^ The present extent of the old front is about 48 ft., and the later wings on either side are each 20 ft. across. They are built in the pseudo-Gothic style of c. 1820-30, with sash windows, and have blue slated hipped roofs behind ornamental parapets. The older roofs are covered with stone slabs. The house has been further extended at the east end by the addition of a gabled wing about 46 ft. in length, erected apparently ECCLESTON in the middle of the last century, the design being much better than that of the earlier modern work, and makmg a total frontage of about 136 ft. The front of the building faces north, and owing to its sheltered position is very damp. The back is almost wholly modern. The building has been unoccupied, except for a few rooms at the east end, for a number of years, and in p

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