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Old House Farmhouse, Whitworth

Description: Old House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185835

OS Grid Reference: SD8896921323
OS Grid Coordinates: 388969, 421323
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6882, -2.1685

Location: Market Street, Whitworth, Lancashire OL13 9SY

Locality: Whitworth
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL13 9SY

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Listing Text


7/256 Old House Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse and barn under one roof, C18, altered, now house. Watershot
coursed sandstone and random rubble, stone slate roof with 2 ridge
chimneys. Four bays , the 1st and 2nd originally the barn. Two storeys:
principal feature of interest is left gable wall, at south west or weather
end, which projects to front and rear and rises above eaves to stepped and
embattled parapet, pierced at the sides and at the apex with round openings:
this is a windbreaker to prevent damage to roof, said to have been rebuilt
in 1879 to replace a similar feature. Other features include segmental
arched wagon entrance to 2nd bay now glazed as window, 3 breathers under
the eaves of the former barn, coupled horizontal rectangular windows at
ground floor of 3rd bay (glazing altered) and 6-light flush mullion window
above (2 centre lights anciently blocked). Other openings altered. Fourth
bay of random rubble with quoins projects slightly and may be earlier.

Listing NGR: SD8896921323

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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