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Iron Barn Farmhouse, Bretherton

Description: Iron Barn Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184276

OS Grid Reference: SD4794720434
OS Grid Coordinates: 347947, 420434
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6778, -2.7895

Location: Bamfords Fold, Bretherton, Lancashire PR5 7AJ

Locality: Bretherton
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR5 7AJ

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Listing Text

SD 42 SE
3/25 Iron Barn Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, now house. Early C17 altered in C18, recently renovated.
Colour-washed handmade brick on plinth of red sandstone, roof of stone slate
(front) and slate (rear). Three-bay baffle-entry plan with projecting porch,
later additions to front and rear of 1st bay. Two storeys; high chamfered
plinth; single-storey gabled porch, in line with ridge chimney at junction of
2nd and 3rd bays, with round-headed outer opening, stone side benches, and
studded board door with ornamental strap hinges, in pegged oak doorcase with
Tudor-arched lintel; segmental-headed 3-light sliding sash window on each side
at ground floor, and 3 small 2-light sliding sashes at 1st floor, that in the
centre segmental-headed, and all these windows with small panes; gabled
single-storey addition to front of 1st bay was formerly a dairy. Rear: all
windows altered and enlarged (probably in C19), that in centre now French
window breaking plinth. Interior: 1/4-round moulded lateral beams in 2nd and
3rd bays, one with a concave brace dying into the rear wall and another with a
blocked mortice in the same position; brick chimney stack with back-to-back
fireplaces which have Tudor-arched stone lintels on stone corbels, and on one
side a round-arched recess which may have been for a bread oven; at 1st floor
blocked mortices in the soffit of a beam close to the chimney stack suggesting
a former smoke bay; roof has kingpost truss with wattle holes in soffit.

Listing NGR: SD4794720434

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Source: English Heritage

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