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Description: Knowsley Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 183648
OS Grid Reference: SD3853134679
OS Grid Coordinates: 338531, 434679
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8048, -2.9348
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WEETON WITH PREESE KIRKHAM ROAD
SD 33 SE
- (Formerly listed as
Farmhouse, dated 1673 on east wall, altered, damaged by fire, renovated, now
house. Colour-washed brick, steeply pitched thatched roof trapped between
crow-stepped gable parapets, with ridge chimney. Two-unit baffle-entry plan.
Two storeys: former front on east side (to garden) has altered openings: 3
windows on each floor, mostly large casements with glazing bars, and at 1st
floor level over the position of the original door (now blocked) a datestone
inscribed WB (= William Bottiler). Set back at left end is single-storey
extension (said to be servant accommodation, now kitchen). Right gable has
large modern casement on each floor; rear (present front) has an inserted door
to the right flanked by small windows and now with a thatched canopy, a
similar window above, and in the left bay only a stairlight and a little
window under the eaves. Interior: in housepart 2 ovolo-moulded beams, one
with an inserted partition beneath it, both with stops concealed; in service
room 2 chamfered beams, one with 2 cyma stops. History: said to have been
built for Thomas Bottiler whose son William married daughter of Earl of Derby.
(Reference: Watson and McClintock Traditional Houses of the Fylde p.64).
Listing NGR: SD3853134679
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Source: English Heritage
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