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Description: Ashes Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185890
OS Grid Reference: SD5655240946
OS Grid Coordinates: 356552, 440946
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8629, -2.6621
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SD 54 SE GOOSNARGH CHURCH LANE
2/43 Ashes Farmhouse
Farmhouse, C17 and early C18, altered. Whitewashed handmade brick and
white concrete brick, with stone quoins, slate roof. Square plan formed by
early C18 3-bay front range with rear wing to right half embracing a
similar but earlier wing to the rear of the left half. Two storeys;
symmetrical facade, recently rebuilt in white concrete brick, with a
3-course "moulded" band (the ends of which do not quite reach the corners
of the wall), has a doorway with large long-and-short jambstones, moulded
surround, and large stepped tympanum containing carving of a head, draped
wings, and crude scroll-work, all within a triangle; 2 cross windows at
ground floor and 3 above, all modern casements in stone surrounds. Right
return wall, and both wings, have high stone plinth, blocked vertical
rectangular windows with plain projecting architraves (one modern window on
each floor of return wall, glazed porch and single-storey extension
embracing the rear corner). Rear: gable wall of the old wing has at ground
floor the remains of a high stepped label (like that over the front door)
with double-returned ends (over a modern inserted window), at 1st floor
over this a recessed 7-light wooden mullion window mostly rendered over but
with geometrical leaded glazing visible in 2 lights (like that at Wood Fold
Farmhouse, q.v.), a label over the window; and close to the junction of the
wings a full-height segmental-headed stairlight with keystone, partly
blocked. Chimneys at junction of wings with front range. Interior:
unusually high ground floor rooms; said to have internal wall 1½ metres
thick, with cavities large enough to hide several men (remains of stack?).
History: from late C16 to mid C18 was home of recusant Threlfall family,
Edmund Threlfall, active in Lancashire Plot of 1689, killed here 1690
(tympanum of door may be posthumous representation of him). Reference:
Fishwick Goosnargh pp. 162-8. (Other similar houses in this parish, with
comparable history, include Blake Hall, Bullsnape Hall, and White Hill and
White Lee farmhouses, q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD5655240946
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Source: English Heritage
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