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The Briars, Whitworth

Description: The Briars

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185842

OS Grid Reference: SD8865017655
OS Grid Coordinates: 388650, 417655
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6553, -2.1732

Location: Whitworth Square, Whitworth, Lancashire OL12 8PY

Locality: Whitworth
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL12 8PY

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Listing Text


11/263 The Briars

29.7.1966 II

House, dated 1763 by deeds, with rear addition of. early C19. Watershot coursed
sandstone with quoins, slate roof with chimney on ridge and at right gable, and
3 skylights. Two-bay plan, originally single depth but extended to rear to house
later staircase. Basement and 2½ storeys; front to square symmetrical, original
central door up steps to raised ground floor anciently blocked, 2 tall windows on
each floor, all with prominent plain surrounds and now with shutters and top-hung
casements; left corner chamfered at ground floor; both return walls have one window
on each floor like those at the front, and an oval attic light, right return has
basement door and window in addition, and rear extension has tall sashed stairlight
with glazing bars. Interior altered but contains some doors with 6 fielded panels.
History: said to have been built as lodging for visitors seeking treatment from
John Taylor, the "Whitworth doctor" of Whitworth House (q.v.

Listing NGR: SD8865017655

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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