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Great House Farmhouse and Cottage, Rivington

Description: Great House Farmhouse and Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 184436

OS Grid Reference: SD6288713862
OS Grid Coordinates: 362887, 413862
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6200, -2.5625

Location: Rivington Lane, Rivington, Lancashire BL6 7SB

Locality: Rivington
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BL6 7SB

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Listing Text

SD 61 SW
14/183 Great House Farmhouse and
22.10.52 Cottage

Farmhouse, later C17, with addition, and cottage C18; altered, now public
conveniences, office, gallery and cottage. Farmhouse: squared sandstone
with quoins, stone slate roof. Two-bay end-baffle-entry plan with
stairturret in centre flush with stepped out 1st bay; addition at right
end. Two storeys, now with attic; stairturret gabled: at right end of 2nd
bay a chamfered doorway with hoodmould, at 1st floor above this a
single-light window, to the left one window on each floor of this bay, one
on each floor of the stairturret, and 2 at ground floor of 1st bay: all
these of 2 lights with chamfered flush mullions and slab hoodmoulds. Left
gable has 3 vertically aligned 3-light windows and a single light to the
right at 1st floor. Rear: each bay has a similar window of 3 lights at
ground floor and 2 lights above, and 2nd bay also has firewindows of 2
lights at ground floor and one light above; attic has two gabled 2-light
whindows which appear to be insertions. Addition to north end has a
4-light window and a door at ground floor of front and 2-light window at
1st floor, a 2-and a 3-light window at ground floor of rear and 3-light
window above. Interior entirely altered, but roof of collar trusses with
raked struts may be early C20 copy of original. Cottage: slightly
overlapped by this, projecting, and canted forwards slightly; of watershot
masonry with rusticated quoins, roof on slightly lower level with chimney
at right gable; 2 bays and 2 storeys; has 2 doors in the left half, both in
plain architraves with fluted keystones, a window to the 2nd bay and 2 at
1st floor, all square with rusticated splayed heads which have keystones.
Interior not :inspected. Item probably altered by Lord Leverhulme c.1910,
during formation of Lever Park.

Listing NGR: SD6288713862

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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