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Oxon House Circa 30 Metres South East of Littlewood Hall Farmhouse, Ulnes Walton

Description: Oxon House Circa 30 Metres South East of Littlewood Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184447

OS Grid Reference: SD4958119771
OS Grid Coordinates: 349581, 419771
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6720, -2.7646

Location: Ulnes Walton, Lancashire PR26 9JA

Locality: Ulnes Walton
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR26 9JA

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Listing Text

SD 41 NE
8/193 Oxen house c.30 metres south
east of Littlewood Hall
- Farmhouse

Oxen house, now shippon. Late C16 or early C17, altered. Box frame on
sandstone plinth, with brick and wattle-and-daub infilling at ground floor,
weatherboard cladding at 1st floor; south side and west gable rebuilt in
brick; slate roof. Rectangular 6-bay plan. Two storeys, with upper floor
jettied on north side; very regular construction, each bay divided into 3 by
wallposts which have moulded brackets to the jetty bressummer, straight
bracing to the jetty and to the wallplate, and one rail in each panel; at
ground floor the right hand panel of each bay (except the 6th) has a framed-in
door with nicked Tudor-arched lintel, and the other panels are filled with
brick below the rail and wattle-and-daub above it; at 1st floor the 2nd and
4th bays have similarly framed loading doors, and the 5th bay has an inserted
loading door. The 2nd and 4th doorways at ground floor have stable-doors, the
others have solid plank doors. The right hand end (6th bay) is finished it
brick, which is the returned end of the rebuilt gable wall. Interior: lateral
beams with arch-bracing from the wallposts, 2 longitudinal beams in each bay
tenoned into the lateral beams; between 5th and 6th bays a stout post-and-rail
partition; some other partitions moved or altered, but most bays still divided
laterally into 3 double stalls; wooden spiral newel staircase with batten and
board door at the foot; scarf-jointed wallplate, jowelled wallposts with arch
bracing to the tie-beams; roof of collar trusses with angle struts, 2 pairs of
trenched purlins, the upper with windbracing from below; lst floor partitioned
between 5th and 6th bays (as below) with wattle-and-daub panels between raked
struts of roof truss, and 3 posts below the tie-beam. History: item belonged
to estate of Farington family of Worden, (Leyland CP, South Ribble District),
and is shown on C17 estate map as "oxen house": Lancs Record Office: DDTR
(uncatalogued); comparable with Worden Old Hall, Leyland CP, South Ribble
District, q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD4958119771

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Source: English Heritage

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