Description: 2, Church Steet
Date Listed: 21 June 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 183589
OS Grid Reference: SD4271032170
OS Grid Coordinates: 342710, 432170
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7827, -2.8709
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KIRKHAM CHURCH STREET
SD 43 SW
House, c.1765. Brick (in Flemish bond) with stone dressings. Hipped slate
roof. 3 storeys above cellar, 5 bays with slightly projecting central bay.
Chamfered quoins and modillion cornice. Doorway (up 5 steps) has a
fanlight under a moulded semi-circular architrave (with block keystone).
This is carried on Tuscan pilasters and topped by a pediment supported by
consoles above shouldered pilasters. Above, the first-floor and
second-floor windows have moulded architraves, with shoulders and ears; the
first-floor window has a simple cornice, while the second-floor window has
a scrolled top. All other windows have plain reveals, gauged brick lintels
and stone sills which, on the ground floor, link to form a sill band. Only
the second floor windows (of 6 panes) have glazing bars. Right-hand
ground-floor window has been converted into a door. 2 chimney stacks
behind ridge. Interior: Hall has fluted Tuscan pilasters to carry beam
supporting median wall. Open string staircase has plain brackets and three
fluted balusters per tread carrying a ramped and wreathed handrail of
mahogany. History: Built by Thomas Langton, a local flax-merchant, son of
the founder of the Kirkham Linen Mill.
Listing NGR: SD4271032170
Source: English Heritage
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