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Description: Higher House with Attached Cottage
Date Listed: 17 December 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 184018
OS Grid Reference: SD8701935725
OS Grid Coordinates: 387019, 435725
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8176, -2.1986
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SD 83 NE BRIERCLIFFE WITH NELSON ROAD
1/12 Higher House with
(formerly listed as
Higher House, with
attached barn to N.)
Farmhouse, with attached cottage, now house and cottage; (former barn
attached at north end now (1985) in course of conversion, not included in
the item). House dated 1725 on porch; altered. Coursed sandstone rubble
with some quoins, roof of stone-coloured tiles replacing stone slates.
T-plan: double-depth, 2 bays, with projecting porch in centre. Two
storeys, symmetrical (except for window-size); 2-storey gabled porch has
central doorway with chamfered surround and segmental head undercut in a
massive lintel scored to imitate voussoirs, above this a datestone lettered
in relief ITW , a 2-light window at 1st floor, gable coping with kneelers
and apex chimney. All windows have recessed chamfered mullions and
hoodmoulds, and all have 4 lights except that at ground floor left which
has 6 lights (and hoodmould run into porch). Chimneys at both original
gables; gable coping with kneelers at right gable. Single-bay cottage to
left, under continued roof of stone slates, has C20 gabled porch
incorporating doorway from Extwistle Hall (q.v.) a 4-light window to the
left and two 2-light windows above, all like the others but without
hoodmoulds; moulded gutter brackets; ridge chimney. Interiors altered.
Reference: RCHM esp. p.135.
Listing NGR: SD8701935725
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Source: English Heritage
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