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Roscoe Lowe Farmhouse, Anderton

Description: Roscoe Lowe Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184259

OS Grid Reference: SD6176613364
OS Grid Coordinates: 361766, 413364
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6154, -2.5794

Location: New Road, Grimeford, Lancashire PR6 9HG

Locality: Anderton
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR6 9HG

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Listing Text

SD 61 SW
14/8 Roscoe Lowe Farmhouse

Farmhouse of 2 builds, dated 1683 and 1759, the first containing earlier
fabric and now used as store. Squared sandstone with quoins, stone slate
roofs. L-shaped plan formed by addition of 1759 at right angles to west
gable of earlier building. Two storeys, on sloping site, the later part
higher. This is 3 bays, symmetrical except that right end overlaps gable
of older part, has gable chimneys, a central doorway with simple moulded
architrave, 2 windows at ground floor and 3 above, all relatively large
with splayed stone heads, the upper of 3, 2, and 3 lights with chamfered
flush mullions, the lower altered as 2-light top-hung casements; the lintel
of the 2-light window at 1st floor above the door is inscribed 0
(= Samuel Oldknow). Left gable has a 2-light attic window formerly
mullioned, rear has a round-headed 3-stage stairlight with chamfered
transoms and central mullion, a small window at ground level below this;
right gable, mostly covered by lean-to addition, has an attic window like
that in the left gable. The older part is 2 bays, much altered in C18,
when it appears to have been raised and cased in stone; the re-entrant or
south side has a blocked doorway in the centre, 3-light chamfered flush
flush-mullion windows at ground floor and 1st floor right, an altered
window at 1st floor left, and close to the junction a little square window
at 1st floor lighting a staircase: the north side has a large
single-storey gabled porch altered as a washhouse, the gable incorporating
a worn datestone lettered in relief (?) F, a doorway and a window in the
both sides of this, another doorway to the left of it, and an altered
3-light window above. The interior of this part has a timber framed
partition with remains of a cruck blade at ground floor of the north end;
and in the 1st bay, entered from the porch, a structure which may have been
an inglenook. History: from this house Samuel Oldknow operated a
putting-out system in the local textile industry before moving to Stockport
and developing a spinning mill at Mellor.

Listing NGR: SD6176613364

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Source: English Heritage

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