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Blackburn House, Mawdesley

Description: Blackburn House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184412

OS Grid Reference: SD5109415486
OS Grid Coordinates: 351094, 415486
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6336, -2.7411

Location: Hall Green Lane, Mawdesky, Lancashire PR7 5PS

Locality: Mawdesley
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR7 5PS

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Listing Text

SD 51 NW
9/158 Blackburn House
- II

Farmhouse, now house. Early C17 (probably surviving south wing of formerly
larger house), with C19 addition, renovated c.1950. Coursed sandstone
rubble on high chamfered plinth, with quoins (now strap pointed), addition
of brick; slate roof. L-shaped plan: C17 range of 2 bays on east-west axis
with outshut on south side, C19 addition on north side. Two storeys;
present entrance on west side of C19 addition but original front probably
faced east. Projecting east gable of wing has at ground floor the head and
jambs of a chamfered C17 window which was probably transomed and of 10 or
12 lights but is now partly blocked and altered as a 6-light casement, at
1st floor an inserted or altered window, and in the topmost quoin at each
side a large rectangular socket (probably for a bracket supporting formerly
barge-boarded eaves); rebuilt masonry in the gable. Return side is stepped
in 2 stages, the 1st an external chimney stack with moulded cornice and the
2nd a staircase outshut covering part of the front and all of the rear bay;
forward of the chimney at ground floor is a 2-light chamfered window with
hollow-moulded hoodmould but lacking the mullion, and in the outshut an
altered or inserted window on each floor. Rear (west) gable has at ground
floor a recessed formerly mullioned window of 5 (or 6) lights with a
similar hoodmould, and set back rebuilt masonry in the gable. Cut down
chimney corbelled out from 1st floor of north side of rear bay. Interior:
2 bays, divided by a post and rail partition, formerly wattle-and-daub
filled but now with only the sill, posts and beam remaining: posts have
carpenters marks, beam has stopped rounded chamfer on the outer side but
is cut flush with the posts on the parlour side; 3 other beams with
stopped rounded chamfer; parlour in front bay has large Tudor-arched stone
fireplace with chamfered surround, and on the right hand side of this a
Tudor-arched doorway with nicked lintel, incorporated in framing which
partitions the whole of the staircase outshut from the rest (staircase
altered); in north wall of rear bay an enlarged chamfered doorway to the
C19 addition (remains of similar doorway in front bay now concealed); at
1st floor, a concealed fireplace in north wall of rear bay, possibly
another in south wall of front bay. (Note: if wing of former hall,
comparable with Mawdesley Hall, q.v. which has hall but lacks original

Listing NGR: SD5109415486

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Source: English Heritage

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