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Moor Side House, Altham

Description: Moor Side House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183846

OS Grid Reference: SD7602231498
OS Grid Coordinates: 376022, 431498
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7793, -2.3653

Location: Altham, Lancashire BB5 5TZ

Locality: Altham
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 5TZ

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Listing Text

SD 73 SE
3/43 Moor Side House
- II

House, c.1830. Scored stucco with quoins (painted white), moulded
gutter cornice, stone slate roof with gable chimneys and copings.
Double pile 3-bay plan, with service wing to rear of 1st bay. Two
storeys, symmetrical, in Perpendicular Gothic style: Tudor-arched
doorway with hoodmould, large 4-light stone mullion windows also
with hoodmoulds. Right return wall has one similar 3-light window
on each floor, rear has large Tudor-arched stairlight with glazing
bars (radiating in the head), and some sashed windows also with
glazing bars. Interior: stone staircase with iron twist balusters;
moulded plaster ceiling frieze and alcove in drawing roam; original
door furnishings, (panels of one door decorated with paintings of
flowers possibly by Lydia Becker). History: built by Hannibal Leigh
Becker, chemical manufacturer; early home of Lydia Becker, pioneer
of Women's Suffrage Movement botanist and painter.

Listing NGR: SD7602231498

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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