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Swans, Tatham

Description: Swans

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182633

OS Grid Reference: SD6574363443
OS Grid Coordinates: 365743, 463443
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0658, -2.5249

Location: Tatham, Lancashire LA2 8QZ

Locality: Tatham
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 8QZ

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Listing Text


6/97 Swans (formerly listed as Swans and
4-10-1967 adjoining barns)
- II

House, late C17th and mid C18th. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. 2
storeys. The western end of the building is lower and of late C17th date;
although originally a house it was until recently used as a farm building.
Its south wall has a drip course, now interrupted in places. On the ground
floor there are 6 windows with rebated and chamfered surrounds. The
left-hand one has had its mullions removed. The 2nd one is of 2 lights and
the 3rd of one light. The others are of 2 lights, the 5th one now blocked.
There are now no windows on the 1st floor. Chimney to right of 3rd window.
To the right is the taller mid C18th part of the house, of 2 bays with a
crude drip course over the ground-floor windows, which have plain stone
surrounds. They were formerly of 3 lights and have one mullion each
remaining. The 1st floor windows have rebated and chamfered surrounds.
Gable chimneys. On the north side the earlier part of the house has
numerous blocked openings, a 2-light rebated and chamfered mullioned
window, and a former doorway, now glazed, with a chamfered surround and a
lintel inscribed: 'WMD 1675'. Re-set above a wide doorway with plain
reveals at the left is a plaque inscribed: 'CDI 1693'. At the left the
C18th part of the building has a wing projecting forwards whose front wall
has windows with flat-faced mullions and a modern gabled stone porch.
Inside, the C17th part of the building has a chamfered shouldered
fireplace of C17th type, with brick bread oven, said to have a smoking
chamber within the flue, accessible from the 1st floor. On the other side
of the wall which contains this fireplace two wooden beams project and
support a bressumer. This was probably part of a firehood of unusual

Listing NGR: SD6574363443

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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