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Description: Rockcliffe House
Date Listed: 19 June 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 185617
OS Grid Reference: SD8629421981
OS Grid Coordinates: 386294, 421981
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6941, -2.2090
SD 82 SE BACUP NEWCHURCH ROAD
7/40 Rockcliffe House
Large house, 1891, by Smith and Cross of Rochdale for J.H. Maden; now
2 dwellings. Ashlar, hipped slate roof with 2 chimney stacks at
each side wall. T-plan: square main block 3x3 bays, with rectangular
service wing to rear. Two storeys, symmetrical, in classical style,
with pilasters, cornice, balustraded parapet with urns; windows sashed
without glazing bars; pedimented centre breaking forwards slightly has
square porch with fluted Composite columns, dentilled cornice,
balustraded balcony with urns; round-headed doorway with panelled
pilasters; 1st floor window with a cornice. Flanking bays have ground
floor canted bay windows with carved aprons and balustraded parapets,
1st floor windows with pediments. Right return wall has pilasters
making a wide middle bay containing at ground floor a pilastered doorway
flanked by windows, and at 1st floor a window with carved entablature
and segmental pediment, flanked by fielded panels; narrow outer bays
have ground floor window and 1st floor coved niche with an urn on a
semi-circular table. Left return wall (to garden) has 3 windows each
floor: offset left of centre a canted bay window and a 1st floor window
with a pediment, similar pedimented windows at ground floor, and cornices
to the other 1st floor windows; carved plinth below ground floor windows.
Interior: dog-legged staircase with semi-circular winding, ornamental
iron balusters; very elaborate moulded plaster cornice and ceiling rose
in front right ground floor room (originally dining room).
Listing NGR: SD8629421981
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Source: English Heritage
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