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Description: Norris Fold Farmhouse and Cottage, with Garden Wall
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184252
OS Grid Reference: SD6098513246
OS Grid Coordinates: 360985, 413246
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6143, -2.5912
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ANDERTON (off) BOLTON ROAD
SD 61 SW
14/1 Norris Fold Farmhouse
- and Cottage, with garden
Farmhouse and cottage, now all one dwelling. Dated 1710 on lintel of door,
but with some internal evidence of earlier building, cottage added at rear
later in C18; altered. Squared sandstone with quoins, slate roof. Two-bay
end-baffle-entry plan with projecting stair turret at the junction of the
bays; cottage built as receding rear wing to 1st bay. Two storeys and
garret; high chamfered plinth; plain doorway at right hand end has large
rectangular lintel with raised lettering in recessed panels S one
window on each floor to the left, then a very prominent large gabled stair
turret with a vertical rectangular stairlight and an oeil-de-boeuf at attic
level: left of stair turret 1st bay has a vertical rectangular window at
ground floor, and a tall corner chimney. Left return wall has 2 windows on
each floor and an oeil-de-boeuf to the attic; 2-bay 2-storey cottage
continuing to rear has altered openings. Right gable wall has 2 round-
headed windows with hollow spandrels at 1st floor, and a gable chimney.
Rear has lean-to in angle. Interior: housepart in 2nd bay has inglenook
with stone heck and bressummer with tongue-stopped ovolo moulding, 2
lateral beams similarly decorated; former parlour in 1st bay has similar
beam, former pantry to rear of this has chamfered beam, and partition wall
between these contains braced large framing with wattle and daub (now
concealed); at 1st floor the front end of the tie-beam of a large roof
truss is joined to the jowelled head of a wall post (suggesting former
timber-framed construction); former cottage to rear has chamfered beams.
Garden wall to south and east of right half of house, of squared rubble
with rounded coping, stepping down slope on east boundary, round topped
gate posts; wall to south of garden has been moved c.2 metres north).
Listing NGR: SD6098513246
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Source: English Heritage
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