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Higher Whitehalgh Farmhouse, Tockholes

Description: Higher Whitehalgh Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 184713

OS Grid Reference: SD6525524061
OS Grid Coordinates: 365255, 424061
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7118, -2.5279

Location: M65, Feniscowles, Blackburn with Darwen BB2 5JR

Locality: Tockholes
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Country: England
Postcode: BB2 5JR

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Listing Text


SD 652 240

4/40 Higher Whitehalgh Farmhouse
24-11-1966 (Formerly listed as Higher
GV II Whitehalgh)

Farmhouse, dated 1616. Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, roof of
graded slate (front) and stone slate (rear) with a chimney on the ridge
and one at the right gable, stone gable copings, Four-bay baffle-entry
plan with projecting porch to 2nd bay and dairy at rear of the same bay.
Two storeys; 2-storey gabled porch with a finial at the apex has a
chamfered doorway offset to the left (and similar inner doorway), a
small blocked opening to the right above, a 2-light 1st floor window
with a hoodmould, and above this a datestone with moulded surround,
lettered in relief 1616 ,right side has blocked window at ground floor,
T . L
left side has similar window at 1st floor. Four windows each floor,
all (except altered ground floor window right of porch) with hollow-
chamfered mullions in deeply chamfered surrounds,the lower with hoodmoulds:
left of the porch two 5-light windows with linked hoodmoulds, and two
2-light windows above; right, 5 lights at ground floor, 4 and 5 lights
above. Left return wall has blocked 1st floor doorway, right return
wall has blocked 1st floor window (said to have been used for preaching).
At the rear the principal features of interest are a garderobe chute to
the 4th bay, 3 mullioned windows to the 3rd bay, and an original but
altered 2-bay single storey dairy to the 2nd bay. Interior: back-to-back
fireplaces, that in the housepart with an inglenook bressummer, and beams
in the same room with C16-type large chamfer and tongue stops.

Listing NGR: SD6525524061

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Source: English Heritage

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