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Great House Barn, Rivington

Description: Great House Barn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 184437

OS Grid Reference: SD6287713885
OS Grid Coordinates: 362877, 413885
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6202, -2.5627

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
22.10.52 Great House Barn

Barn, now cafe. Probably C16, but dated 1702 in gable; reduced; restored,
altered and enlarged c.1905 by Jonathan Simpson for Lord Leverhulme. Cruck
frame, cladding of squared sandstone and stone slates. Now 3 bays but
formerly longer, with aisles added c.1905, the roof carried down over them
on flatter pitch to a very low level; now very broad south gable wall has
Tudor-style timber-framed porch in centre (C20), a large 5-light flush
mullion window on each side and similar 4-light window over the porch, a
datestone above this window lettered in relief A north gable has a
continuous 17-light window at ground floor and 4-light window above.
Interior: 2 full cruck trusses on very large boulder padstones, with blades
of large scantling, collars, yokes, and replacement tie-beams; aisles blades
principals, dorsals and windbraced purlins appear to be all modern
additions. Reference: VCH Lancs V p.289.

Listing NGR: SD6287713885

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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