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Newhouses Cottages, Rossendale

Description: Newhouses Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 October 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 185814

OS Grid Reference: SD8152023071
OS Grid Coordinates: 381520, 423071
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7037, -2.2814

Location: Holmes Street, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 7SB

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

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Listing Text


14/235 Nos. 1 to 7 (odd)
(Newhouses Cottages )
16.10.1970 (formerly listed under Newchurch Road)

- II

Farmhouse (Nos. 3 to 7) formerly known as Newhouse Farmhouse dated 1691 on
porch, with cottage at east end (No.1), subsequently altered to make 4
cottages; now 3 dwellings. Coursed sandstone rubble with some quoins (No.1
watershot), now mostly painted white, stone slate roof with 2 ridge chimneys
and external chimney at west gable. Three-bay baffle-entry plan with
projecting porch on north side, (original front). Two storeys; 2-storey
gabled porch at junction of original 1st and 2nd bays has quoins, later
extension to right side, doorway with large lintel offset to left, recessed
datestone above with raised date 1691, a 4-pane stairlight to the right with a
hoodmould, a square window above the datestone, and a narrow light in the left
side wall. Other openings this side are of less interest. Rear, (present
front to Springfield Road), has 4 plain inserted doorways, original middle bay
has square firewindow and a chamfered-mullion window of 2 square lights, and
west bay to left of this has a similar window: all these with hoodmoulds; 1st
floor 5 very small windows. No. 1 at east end has altered window at ground
floor, 2-light flush mullion window under eaves at 1st floor. West gable wall
has external chimney roughly tapered at top level, a 3-light casement with
hoodmould at ground floor, blocked 2-light window above with inserted window
beside it. Rear of No.7 has, inter alia, part of a hoodmould over window next
to door. Interior: 2 original doors from 3rd bay to porch (one to door, other
to original position of stairs); inglenook bressumer supported by witchpost
with scored and gouged X on the head, inscribed date on side "1695" partly
obscured (similar witchpost at Higher Constable Lee Farmhouse, Grange Road,
q.v.); scored roll-moulded beams; No.3 (original 1st bay) has roughlychamfered
beams on stone corbels, carrying stone flagged upper floor.

Listing NGR: SD8152023071

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Source: English Heritage

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