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Description: Higher Red Lees Farmhouse
Date Listed: 1 April 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 184039
OS Grid Reference: SD8727531293
OS Grid Coordinates: 387275, 431293
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7778, -2.1946
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SD 53 SE CLIVIGER RED LEES ROAD
3/33 Higher Red Lees Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Dated 1631 internally; altered. Coursed squared sandstone, stone
slate roof, stone coping with kneelers and apex finial at left gable.
Two-unit plan with additional but integral through-passage at right hand end,
behind main chimney stack; added lean-to porch and kitchen overlapping this
end (modern addition to rear of left end not included). Two storeys; C19
doorway in C17 style inserted at junction of bays; original principal entrance
at right hand end, now inside lean-to, has a triangular-headed chamfered
doorway to the through-passage (a similar doorway at the rear end altered as a
window); at ground floor, recessed chamfered mullion windows with hoodmoulds:
4, 5 and 4 lights (the last being a firewindow); at 1st floor, three 3-light
chamfered flush mullion windows, and at the right hand end a chamfered single
light. Left gable has a 3-light window on each floor towards the rear; right
gable has a chamfered single light towards the rear at 1st floor; rear has the
altered doorway at ground floor, and a 2-and a 3-light flush mullion window
above. Two chimney stacks on the ridge. Interior: principal feature of
interest is exceptionally deep firehood area with a 2-stage stud-and-plank
heck wall protecting it from the original entry at the rear end of the
through-passage, and very large stop-chamfered firehood bressummer; 2
similarly decorated beams, the further ends surrounded with remains of moulded
plaster, and on the wall between them a moulded plaster shield lettered 1631
(= John Eastwood). Reference: RCHM p.141.
Listing NGR: SD8727231264
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Source: English Heritage
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