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Description: Shireburn Cottages
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 182889
OS Grid Reference: SD6844238250
OS Grid Coordinates: 368442, 438250
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8395, -2.4811
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SD 63 NE AIGHTON, BAILEY & CHAIGLEY AVENUE ROAD
Nos 1 to 6
8/5 (Shireburn Cottages)
29.12.52 (formerly listed under Hurst Green)
Almshouses, 1706. Removed from Kemple on Longridge Fell and re-built in
1946 when a first floor was added to the wings and the number of doorways
opening off the courtyard was reduced from ten to four. Squared, coursed
sandstone with stone slate roof. The building comprises a main block
with projecting pedimented centre and two wings running forwards to form
a courtyard. This is enclosed by a stone balustrade. Because the
original site sloped the front of the courtyard and wings is raised on a
masonry base, the courtyard being approached by a flight of 10 semi-
circular stone steps. The original parts of the building have ovolo-
moulded cross windows in plain stone surrounds. The central pedimented
section is of 3 bays with projecting quoins and a bolection-moulded door
surround. Above the door a plaque records the rebuilding. Above the
1st floor windows is inscribed 'Shireburns Almshouses'. Within the
pediment are the arms of Shireburne in lead, it being topped by 3 vases.
On each side of this central section of the mainblock are 2 pairs of
windows on the ground floor. In the angle with each projecting wing is
a door with plain stone surround, the left-hand one inscribed 'Aighton',
the right-hand one inscribed 'Chaigley'. The return walls of the
projecting wings each have a similar doorway, the left-hand (north) one
inscribed 'Bailey' and the right-hand one 'Ribchester'. To the east of
each doorway are paired windows, with a single window to the west. On
the 1st floor are C20th mullioned windows in keeping. The gables of the
wings have 2 windows on the ground floor, moulded plaques on the 1st floor
recording the original townships, gable copings with finials and roundels
representing cocks, with plain stone surrounds.
Listing NGR: SD6844238250
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Source: English Heritage
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