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Description: Horncliffe House
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185750
OS Grid Reference: SD8008020731
OS Grid Coordinates: 380080, 420731
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6827, -2.3031
SD 82 SW RAWTENSTALL BURY ROAD
6/171 Horncliffe House
Large house, later C19, now Old People's Home. Sandstone with ashlar and
carved dressings, hipped slate roofs with various chimneys. Double-pile plan
with rear extensions etc. Two storeys; symmetrical 3-bay facade to front
range has rectangular porch with round-headed entrance arch in front and
segmental-headed windows in sides, dentilled cornice, balustraded parapet with
an ornamental pediment in the centre and corner finials; ground floor has
tripartite sashed windows in shallow bays of ashlar with dentilled cornices,
above which similar surrounds to coupled segmental-headed sashed 1st floor
windows have chamfered sills with carving in the centre, and elaborately
carved parapets with finials, that over the centre window being much larger.
Outer bays of rear range have similar windows. The principal feature of
interest is the interior, which has richly ornamented doorcases, cornices,
plaster ceilings, stairwell with painted panels in the sides of the skylight,
and 3 fireplaces of interest: in the hall of freely carved stone in the shape
of a mantel clock, incorporating a round clock in the overmantel carving; in
the front room to the right, with Art Nouveau copper hood and side panels in a
wooden architrave incorporating 3 oval pictures in the overmantel; and in the
study to the rear also in Art Nouveau style with copper hood and panelled
surrounds with alcoves incorporating overmantel cupboards with ornamental
Listing NGR: SD8008020731
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Source: English Heritage
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