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Alder House, Bolton-by-Bowland

Description: Alder House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 183213

OS Grid Reference: SD7658050451
OS Grid Coordinates: 376580, 450451
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9496, -2.3583

Location: Holden Lane, Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire BB7 4LZ

Locality: Bolton-by-Bowland
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 4LZ

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Listing Text


SD 75 SE

4/41 Alder House
- II*

House, 'TW 1708' on plaque. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof.
Double-pile plan with end stacks and central 3-storey gabled porch.
3 storeys. Windows have an inner cyma moulding and outer chamfer.
On each side of the porch, on the ground and first floor, is an
8-light mullioned and transomed window with hood. On the 2nd floor,
on each side, is a 3-light stepped mullioned window. The upper
storeys of the porch oversail on a moulded string. On the 1st floor
is a 6-light mullioned and transomed window with a stepped head, a
segmental head to the lower central light, and a hood with spiral
stops. On the 2nd floor is a stepped mullioned window with segmental
heads to the lights and with a hood with spiral stops. The outer
doorway is chamfered with a shaped lintel, with a date plaque over,
and with a hood with spiral stops. The inner doorway is cyma moulded
with a Tudor arch. The porch and right-hand gables have copings with
footstones. At the rear are a 5-light mullioned window and 2 cross
windows, with inner ovolo and outer chamfer, a one-light ovolo-
moulded window with shaped head, and several windows with re-used C17th
dressings. Inside there is a stair with 2 flights of stone around a
closed well, continuing up to the 2nd floor as an open-well closed-
string stair with square newels and turned balusters. On the 1st
floor there is oak partitioning, and doors, of raised and fielded
panels. The only roof truss visible at time of survey has an
interrupted tie beam above floor level, braced downwards to a main
floor joist.

Listing NGR: SD7658050451

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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