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Description: Manor House Farmhouse
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184357
OS Grid Reference: SD5151017611
OS Grid Coordinates: 351510, 417611
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6527, -2.7351
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SD 51 NW
9/105 Manor House Farmhouse
17.4.67 (formerly listed as Brick House
Formerly known as Brick Hall. Farmhouse. Probably C16, part rebuilt and much
enlarged in C17; altered. Handmade brick with stone quoins on plinth of stone
blocks, all now covered with roughcast painted white; renovated stone slate
roof on 2 levels. T-plan: 2-bay south range on east-west axis with 2-bay
rear wing, the north end of which is lower and perhaps earlier, with large
lean-to kitchen added in west angle. Two storeys and attic; present entrance
in north side of lean-to (original entrance probably at north-east corner:
see below, Interior); the principal feature of interest externally are stone
mullion windows with chamfered reveals and recessed chamfered mullions (some
of these with block stools): in west gable, 4 lights with a label on each
floor and 2 lights in the attic; in east gable, 4 lights at 1st floor and 3 in
attic, both with labels; on south side two of 2 lights at 1st floor; in rear
east angle four of 2 lights (one on each floor of each wall); and in west side
of rear wing 3 lights on each floor (the lower inside the lean-to). Other
openings altered. One chimney on south slope of roof, one on gable of north
wing, and a cut-down chimney at the corner with the lean-to. Interior: north
end of rear wing contains inglenook fireplace with heck wall (suggesting
original entrance at east side of this), and bressummer, and 2 longitudinal
beams, all with stopped deep chamfer; extensive post-and-rail timber framing,
framed-in studded board doors with arched or cambered lintels; stop-chamfered
beams in all rooms of south range; dog-legged wooden staircase with exposed
wattle-staves, but crossing window at ground floor of north wing; possible
position of former stairs on opposite side of this wing, where doorway is
raised over cellar. History: home of Dicconson family in C17: reference VCH
Lancs VI p.165 (illustration).
Listing NGR: SD5151017611
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Source: English Heritage
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