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4 bedroom terraced house for sale

Queen Square, Lancaster

Guide Price £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Georgian Townhouse
  • Grade Il Listed
  • Four Receptions
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Attic & Cellars
  • Development Opportunity
  • Planning Sought For
  • Residential Use

Full description

STRIKING GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN TOWNHOUSE DATING FROM 1772. Boasts an array of period features within its spacious rooms and although the property is currently used as medical consulting rooms, planning permission is being sought for a change to residential use as with some reconfiguration and refurbishment this could become a truly impressive family home. Four reception rooms, kitchen and storeroom, Four Consulting rooms/Bedrooms and a second floor attic offering the potential for further development/accommodation.


Originally designed by architect and cabinetmaker Richard Gillow in 1772, this striking Georgian residence is a landmark building in the heart of the city , on Queen Square. This double fronted townhouse is Grade II listed and boasts an array of period features within its spacious rooms. Although the property is currently used as medical consulting rooms, planning permission is being sought for a change to residential use as with some reconfiguration and refurbishment this could become a truly impressive family home. The accommodation currently on offer includes hallway with original features, four reception rooms, a kitchen and storeroom to the ground floor with cellar rooms. To the first floor are a further four consulting rooms and a WC. The second floor attic rooms offer the potential for further development/accommodation. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a significant period property. Only with internal inspection can the full potential be appreciated.

Ground Floor


Period wooden door opens into the vestibule with leaded window above. Tiled floor and deep ceiling coving


A large glass panelled timber door opens into the hallway which is bordered with leaded stained glass windows. The period features including deep ceiling coving, a beautiful arch with corbelling and intricate spandrels inset , also replicated on the staircase that leads to the first floor. Access to the cellar.

Reception 1

4.72m(15'6'') x 4.06m(13'4'')

Two sash windows to the front elevation, radiator, pedestal hand wash basin.

Reception 2

4.85m(15'11'') x 4.67m(15'4'')

Two sash windows to the front elevation, radiator, dado rail, picture rail, ceiling coving, two radiators. Gas fire in tiled surround.

Reception 3

4.80m(15'9'') x 4.50m(14'9'')

Floor to ceiling sash window with matching door opening into the rear garden. Arched inset cupboard with display shelving, Gas fire with decorative wood mantel and marble effect inset and hearth, alcove store cupboard, dado rail, picture rail, ceiling coving and radiator.

Reception 4

3.61m(11'10'') x 2.26m(7'5'')

With a side window and a radiator


Fitted with a low level WC and a pedestal hand wash basin. There is a radiator and two side windows.

Store Room

2.34m(7'8'') x 2.24m(7'4'')

Currently used for storage


2.34m(7'8'') x 1.50m(4'11'')

Steps down into kitchen area. This is fitted with wall and base units and a sink with drainer. A door opens into the garden.

First Floor


Some interesting period features such as decorative plaster work to the walls with intricately crafted arches.

Bedroom 1

4.45m(14'7'') x 3.91m(12'10'')

With two sash windows to the front and a radiator

Bedroom 2

4.72m(15'6'') x 4.29m(14'1'')

Two sash windows to the front, a feature fireplace with gas fire and a radiator

Bedroom 3

4.88m(16'0'') x 4.60m(15'1'')

This room has two sash windows to the rear elevation with window seats, a pedestal hand wash basin and a radiator

Bedroom 4

3.84m(12'7'') x 3.45m(11'4'')

Would make a spacious single bedroom or an ideal en-suite for the neighbouring room. There is a side window, and store cupboard housing the central heating boiler.


2.29m(7'6'') x 2.24m(7'4'')

Would make an ideal family bathroom. Currently fitted with a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. There are two side windows and a radiator

Second Floor


The loft is currently in need of refurbishment but offers the potential for at least two additional rooms or perhaps a master bedroom suite.

Room 1

5.69m(18'8'') plus eaves x 3.68m(12'1'')

With a feature window to the rear elevation and two windows to the internal wall. An opening leads into:

Room 2

7.54m(24'9'') x 5.82m(19'1'') plus eaves

As a bedroom, this room would require an additional window, possibly a roof window to the rear pitch.

Lower Ground Floor

A staircase from the hallway provides access to three basement rooms providing excellent storage space and the potential for further development.


To the front of the property, there is a small garden with a cast iron railing surround and off road parking spaces for four vehicles. The rear garden is on three levels, with a tiled patio area, gravelled car park providing parking for several cars and a walled garden area with an abundance of trees and mature bushes and foliage.


Fisher Wrathall have consulted with the Conservation Department who have inspected the property and would in principle be supportive of change of use to residential. Greg Gilding of Fisher Wrathall Building Services is dealing with this application. Please contact 69922 or for more information


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Council Tax Band -



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18 February 2013

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