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Description: Parker's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 June 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 183904
OS Grid Reference: SD7200228961
OS Grid Coordinates: 372002, 428961
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7563, -2.4261
RISHTON COW HILL LANE
SD 72 NW
4/101 Parker's Farmhouse
25. 6. 1965 (Formerly listed under Cowhill Fold,
GV II* Blackburn Road)
Farmhouse probably c.1600, part altered, now unoccupied. Thin coursed
sandstone (part rendered), stone slate roof with brick chimney on ridge
at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays, large projecting chimney stack at left
gable. Unusually complete example of 3-bay baffle-entry 2-storey house
with 2-storey gabled porch, and outshut stair turret at rear. Double-
chamfered stone mullion windows with hoodmoulds (most now blocked).
Porch at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays has studded board door with
fleur-de-lys hinges, in Tudor-arched doorway with moulded surround and
large lintel enclosed by a hoodmould, and hollow-moulded coping with
kneelers and seating for finials (missing). To left, a 14-light mullion
and transom window in the middle bay, and three 5-light windows; to
right, 3rd bay is rendered, has garage entrance at ground floor and old
blocked 4-light window above. Left end wall has damaged render, extruded
chimney stack with offsets at gable level, and a simple 2-light window;
right end has blocked Tudor-arched doorway and 5-light 1st floor window.
Rear: stair turret at junction of 1st and 2nd bays has two 3-light
windows, there are similar windows of 5 and 4 lights at ground floor,
and of 2, 2 and 4 lights at 1st floor; and a small firelight window at
junction of 2nd and 3rd bays. (Large later outshut to 1st bay.)
Interior: 2nd and 3rd bays divided by stone cross-wall, which has
original stone firehood to full height of 2nd bay, and remains of timber
firehood in 3rd bay; hall part in 2nd bay has at upper end a very large
rectangular inglenook with stone heck, at lower end a timber-framed
partition with wattle-and-daub infill and 2 slightly-arched service
doorways, and at the back a studded board door to stair turret which contains
stone stairs turning round a stone newel; upper floor has timber-framed
axial and longitudinal partition walls which appear later. History: home
of Hindle family, yeomen and chapmen (linen trade) in C16, and of Rev.
Christopher Hindle, C17 vicar of Ribchester (Ainsworth Homesteads pp.349-55).
Listing NGR: SD7200228961
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Source: English Heritage
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