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Higher Lench Farmhouse, Rossendale

Description: Higher Lench Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185788

OS Grid Reference: SD8245621526
OS Grid Coordinates: 382456, 421526
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6899, -2.2671

Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 7JH

Locality: Rossendale
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB4 7JH

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Listing Text


6/209 Higher Lench Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, early C17 with C18 addition, altered, now house. Sandstone rubble
with quoins, and watershot coursed sandstone, stone slate roofs with gable
chimneys to the C18 part. T-shaped plan: 2-bay C17 house on north-south axis,
with 2-bay C18 extension at right angles'on the east side. All 2 storeys
(older part possibly raised): south gable wall has a 5-light double-chamfered
stone mullion window with hoodmould (lacking 2 mullions), side wall has a
similar 3-light window at this end, remains of another in the left bay, and
north gable wall has a similar 3-light window on each floor (this part damaged
and partly concealed from outside); other openings of this element of less
interest. Addition to east has on its south side a single-storey gabled porch
with side door and window, a stepped triple-light window to the left, and
remains of at least 2 similar windows above (several lights blocked); right
return wall has one window on each floor, the lower sashed and the upper with
one flush mullion. Interior not inspected, appears to be renovated, but is
said to contain original king-post roof truss.

Listing NGR: SD8245621526

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Source: English Heritage

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