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Lower Top O'Th' Bank Farmhouse, Bacup

Description: Lower Top O'Th' Bank Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185652

OS Grid Reference: SD8572322550
OS Grid Coordinates: 385723, 422550
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6992, -2.2177

Location: Cliviger, Lancashire OL13 0TH

Locality: Bacup
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL13 0TH

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Listing Text


7/75 Lower Top o'th' Bank Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse substantially late C18 but incorporating datestones of 1682
and 1681 in rear wall; now house; with attached barn at right end.
House is 3 bays and 2 storeys and barn continued to right is 3 bays; front
wall of watershot coursed sandstone, rear wall of random rubble (house)
and coursed sandstone with quoins (barn), roof of slate (house), and stone
slate (barn). House has 3 stepped triple-light windows on each floor and
plain doorway between the 2nd and 3rd bays; barn has large round-headed
wagon entrances opposed in middle bay, an inserted window to the left and
a doorway altered as a window at the right end. Rear wall of house appears
to have been raised, the upper level consisting of watershot coursed
blocks; doorway has humped lintel with crudely incised lettering
"1681 HM RH", and at the junction with the barn, which steps out, another
datestone partly obscured by the barn wall has raised lettering "1682".
Interior: altered, but through-passage suggests early original plan;
3rd bay has vaulted cellar with well and keeping stone.

Listing NGR: SD8572322550

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Source: English Heritage

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