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Description: Wallcroft Farmhouse
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184465
OS Grid Reference: SD6031721041
OS Grid Coordinates: 360317, 421041
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6843, -2.6023
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WHEELTON VICTORIA STREET
SD 62 SW
6/211 Wallcroft Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Later C17, altered and enlarged in late C18 or early
C19. Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, stone slate roof. Three-bay
baffle-entry plan with addition to front of 1st bay, lean-to additions to
rear. Two and a half storeys; 2-storey addition to 1st bay has dressed
long-and short quoins, one vertical rectangular window on each floor (each
with plain surround); all openings in facade to right are alterations;
doorway with plain surround next to addition, a 4-light casement to the
middle bay, a square window to the 3rd and 2 similar windows above, all
these in remains of former mullioned windows; patched masonry above the
door; small dormer in the eaves. Left return wall has inter alia altered
mullioned window on each floor; right gable has a 3-light attic window with
chamfered flush mullions; rear mostly covered by additions but on each
floor of 3rd bay is a 3-light window with cavetto mullions (lower covered
by glazed porch). Interior the principal feature of interest is the framed
newel staircase in the rear of the 3rd bay, which has a moulded string,
panelled newels with ball finials and a pendant, open twisted balusters
alternating with turned, and moulded handrail; elsewhere, housepart in 2nd
bay has large inglenook with stone heck and chamfered bressumer, one
lateral beam with stopped ovolo moulding; infilled collar roof truss with 2
pairs of purlins apparently raised on dorsals (suggesting formerly more
steeply pitched roof); cellar beneath staircase now filled up, said to have
connected with tunnel.
Listing NGR: SD6031721041
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Source: English Heritage
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