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Higher Close House Farmhouse, Withnell

Description: Higher Close House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184476

OS Grid Reference: SD6364623333
OS Grid Coordinates: 363646, 423333
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7052, -2.5522

Location: Bolton Road, Withnell, Lancashire PR5 0SP

Locality: Withnell
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR5 0SP

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Listing Text

SD 62 SW
6/222 Higher Close House Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, now house. Probably later C17, extended in early C18; altered.
Coursed squared sandstone, part watershot, with some large quoins; grey tiled
roof. Modified L-shaped plan: older part is 3 bays on north-south axis,
formerly with baffle-entry at junction of 1st and 2nd bays and rear outshut to
this part; added wing to front of 3rd bay, and lean-to porch with its later
extension in the angle. Two storeys; porch (in line with ridge chimney) under
carried down roof has doorway in left side wall with roll-moulded surround and
hoodmould, a recessed square window in the front wall with remains of a
hoodmould, and addition to the right, inserted doors in both parts altered as
windows; to left of porch 1st bay has 2 windows at ground floor and one above;
to right, re-entrant of wing has one window on each floor, all these
modernised horizontal-rectangular; gable of wing has round-headed attic light,
stone coping with kneelers, and gable chimney. Rear: northern half rendered
and blind; southern half extended by outshut in 2 builds, the earlier a porch
or stairturret altered as porch, (in line with ridge chimney), and the later
of watershot masonry with multipe-light flush-mullion broken into by a door.
North end: gable of main range has remains of altered chamfered mullion
windows of 2 lights at ground floor and 3 lights above, wing has 2 similar
windows at 1st floor; and both have various inserted windows. Interior:
altered, but exposed in entrance hall is the head of a chamfered Tudor-arched
doorway; and 2nd and 3rd bays of main range have stopped ovolo-moulded beams.

Listing NGR: SD6364623333

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Source: English Heritage

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