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Head O'Th' Marsh Farmhouse, Brindle

Description: Head O'Th' Marsh Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184286

OS Grid Reference: SD6136024885
OS Grid Coordinates: 361360, 424885
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7189, -2.5870

Location: Sandy Lane, Brindle, Lancashire PR6 8PQ

Locality: Brindle
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR6 8PQ

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Listing Text

SD 62 SW
6/35 Head o'th' Marsh Farmhouse
- II*

Farmhouse. Dated 1692 on lintel of inner doorway; altered. Coursed squared
sandstone, slate roof with ridge chimney. Three-bay baffle-entry plan. Two
storeys; continuous dripcourse; modern porch in line with ridge chimney at
junction of 1st and 2nd bays, the lintel of the inner doorway lettered in
relief G ; 4 slightly-recessed mullioned windows on each floor, 2,
16 W : E 92
5, 3 and 2 lights at ground floor and 3, 1, 5 and 3 above. Left gable has
similar 3-light window at ground floor and another altered as a casement
above, both with hoodmoulds; rear has 5 similar windows at 1st floor, 5 lights
in the centre otherwise all 2 lights; most prominent feature of rear is an
unusual 2-storey gabled porch or bay at junction of 1st and 2nd bays, possibly
a C19 addition, built of large dressed blocks and with deeply splayed corners
at ground floor, the upper level corbelled over them: this has a doorway in
the centre flanked by 2-light windows in the corners, a similar window at 1st
floor, and in the apex of the gable coping a Celtic head. Interior:
baffle-entry heck, inglenook bressummer, ovolo-moulded beams in housepart, and
imitations of these in the 1st bay (these not of timber).

Listing NGR: SD6136024885

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Source: English Heritage

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