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Lower Lench Farmhouse, Rossendale

Description: Lower Lench Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185807

OS Grid Reference: SD8306221531
OS Grid Coordinates: 383062, 421531
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6900, -2.2580

Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 7AF

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

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Listing Text


6/228 Lower Lench Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, late medieval or early C16, much altered (probably in C18), now
farmhouse and outbuilding. Sandstone rubble with quoins, house whitewashed,
tiled roof to house otherwise stone slate. Long range of building, possibly
originally 5 bays or more, the house now occupying only the first 2 bays. Two
storeys: at junction of 1st and 2nd bays a wide single-storey gabled porch
used as dairy, to the right of this a 3-light double-chamfered stone mullion
window (lacking one mullion); to the left covered by outbuilding, an altered
window; and at 1st floor 2 stepped triple-light windows (some lights with
glazing bars) with some evidence of other lights blocked. External features
of continuation of the building to the right are of less interest than the
base of one cruck blade visible in the dividing wall abutting the front wall,
and a window in the rear wall which has 3 round-headed lights with hollow
spandrels, and in the bay or bays at the right end, beams and joists all with
tongue-stopped chamfer. In centre of rear wall under an outbuilding is a
Tudor-arched doorway with a broad chamfered surround; and beneath the 2nd bay
of building is a cellar with semi-circular vaulted roof. History: said to
have been resting house, possibly for monks, on old road from Rochdale to
Colne (now visible only as winding grassy track to the east side of the

Listing NGR: SD8306221531

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Source: English Heritage

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