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Howe Brook House Farmhouse, Heskin

Description: Howe Brook House Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184375

OS Grid Reference: SD5217815301
OS Grid Coordinates: 352178, 415301
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6320, -2.7246

Location: Bannister Green, Heskin, Lancashire PR7 5PP

Locality: Heskin
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR7 5PP

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Listing Text

SD 51 NW
9/121 Howe Brook House Farmhouse
17.4.67 (Formerly listed as Horne Brook

Farmhouse. C17 or earlier, with addition of mid-C18. Earlier part
timber-framed with clamstaff-and-daub panels, on high plinth of sandstone
blocks, and C19 common brick; C18 part of handmade brick on stone plinth;
roofs of slate and stone slate. The earlier part is L-shaped in plan,
formed by 2 bays at right angles, probably a hallrange with an east wing;
the C18 part forms a crosswing at the west end of the hallpart, and may be
a rebuilding of an earlier wing. C18 front is 2 bays and 2 storeys with
attic, has a 1st floor band, a segmental-headed door and 2 segmental-headed
windows on each floor, all these offset slightly right of centre, gable
chimneys, sliding sash attic windows in the gables, and stairlight in right
gable. The timber-framed part to the rear has been altered and rebuilt on
the south side; the north side is post-and-rail framed, the hallpart and
the gable of the wing each divided into 3 bays by posts, with straight
bracing to the wallplate, the panels variously weathered (some still
plastered and painted, some with staves exposed); the hallpart has one
inserted window on each floor of the middle bay; the re-entrant of the wing
has a window in the topmost panel; the gable of the wing has an integral
row of windows between the sill and a low rail: 3 old small-paned 2-light
fixed windows separated by studs, a blocked opening, and a plastered panel;
the topmost panel of the centre has a 4-light wooden mullion window (3
lights blocked), and the gable has chevron bracing. There is a full-height
added brick lean-to on the east wall of this wing. Interior not inspected
but likely to contain features of interest.

Listing NGR: SD5217815301

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

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