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Waggoner Tunstead Farmhouse, Bacup

Description: Waggoner Tunstead Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 June 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 185653

OS Grid Reference: SD8533922176
OS Grid Coordinates: 385339, 422176
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6958, -2.2235

Locality: Bacup
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL13 8NH

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Listing Text


7/76 Waggoner Tunstead Farmhouse
19.6.1968 (formerly listed as Waggoner Tunstead)
- II*

Large farmhouse, dated 1632 on lintel of rear doorway, extended, altered,
and recently renovated; now house. Coursed sandstone with quoins, stone
slate roofs with gable copings and one chimney stack on ridge to rear.
Composite plan: 2-bay range with 2-bay crosswing at the left side
incorporating front and rear doorways (and separately roofed), single-bay
rear wing to 2nd bay. Two storeys, with basement storey at right end.
Gable wall of crosswing has moulded Tudor-arched doorway to integral porch
on right, one double-chamfered stone mullion window with hoodmould on each
floor, of 4 and 5 -lights, (inserted window at 1st floor); to the right,
ground floor has a similar 6-light window with hollow chamfer, and modern
coupled cross windows, 1st floor has flush-mullion windows of 4,5,5, and
5 lights. Left side wall of crosswing has a 3-light window on each floor
of front bay, restored stepped 5-light flush mullion window on each floor
of rear bay; rear gable wall of wing has wide doorway with moulded jambs
and very large lintel lettered in relief: "IT.1632.IE .IS" (S reversed),
a 3-light doubte-chamfered stone mullion window at ground floor and at
1st floor a 4-light chamfered mullion window with double recessed head.
Right return wall of main range has small chamfered window on each floor
and in gable, wing continuing this wall has chamfered 5-light mullion
window to basement, a double-chamfered 6-light mullion window with
triple-recessed head at ground floor, and a 2-light flush mullion window
above; rear gable of wing has door inserted in part of a flush mullion
window,a small chamfered window to the right,and at 1st floor 2 double
chamfered mullion windows with triple recessed heads and hoodmoulds,
6 and 2 lights; in re-entrant of wing is small chamfered stairlight.
Interior: through passage in wing (now staircase); housepart with diamond
flagged floor, very large stone arched fireplace with moulded surround
and cambered head (formed of 2 blocks), 2 large beams with tongue-stopped
chamfer carrying scored joists; 2 kingpost roof trusses (one now
incorporated in wall).

Listing NGR: SD8533922176

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Source: English Heritage

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