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Description: Carr House
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 184266
OS Grid Reference: SD4627021474
OS Grid Coordinates: 346270, 421474
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6869, -2.8150
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BRETHERTON CARR HOUSE LANE
SD 42 SE
3/15 Carr House (Formerly listed
22.10.52 as Carr House Farmhouse)
House, dated 1613 on porch; altered. Handmade brick with diaper pattern of
blue headers, large irregular stone quoins, slate roof (remodelled). E-plan,
5 bays. Two and a half storeys, symmetrical, with 3-storey gabled porch, and
slightly-projecting wings now under same roof (except porch); porch has open
outer doorway with square head breaking into massive rectangular lintel
displaying lengthy inscription in raised lettering (see History below), with
hoodmould, and full-width stone mullion window on each floor above. Narrow
set-back 2nd and 4th bays and broad facades of wings each have one similar
4-light window at ground and 1st floors, the lower with hoodmoulds and the
upper with a moulded dripband carried round the whole; and windows of each
wing are linked by narrow vertical channel (said to be technical means of
limiting window tax); all windows have slightly-recessed moulded mullions and
diamond-lattice glazing. Left gable wall, which is stepped in towards the
rear (set-back part being stair turret) has 3-light chamfered brick mullion
window to attic and 2 similar windows in each face of stair turret, the lower
at rear altered as door and the upper blocked. Projecting further to rear
beyond stair turret are 2 massive hearth-wings to 2nd and 3rd bays, each
surmounted by a rectangular chimney bearing respectively 2 and 3 diagonal
flues, the first with a 2-light firewindow at ground and 1st floor of side
wall. Right gable has inserted door at ground floor, 3-light mullion window
at attic level.
Interior: Post and rail partition walls, 1/4-round-moulded beams, upper cruck
roof; inglenook fireplace in central hall part with cambered timber
bressummer; framed newel staircase; remains of fireplaces to chamber over hall
and chamber over 3rd bay.
History: datestone inscription reads:
THOMAS STONES OF LONDON HABER
DASHER AND ANDREW STONES OF AMS
TERDAM MARCHANT HATH BUILDED THIS
HOWSE OF THEIR OWNE CHARGES AND GIV
ETH THE SA ER JOHN STO
ME UNTO NES ANODOM
THEIR BROTH NI 1613 LAUS
Jeremiah Horrocks (d.1641) Curate of Hoole and astronomer, said to have
observed Transit of Venus from this house.
Listing NGR: SD4624721432
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.