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Whinneyclough Farmhouse, Goosnargh

Description: Whinneyclough Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185914

OS Grid Reference: SD5689739232
OS Grid Coordinates: 356897, 439232
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8475, -2.6566

Location: Goosnargh, Lancashire PR3 2ED

Locality: Goosnargh
Local Authority: Preston City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR3 2ED

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Listing Text


5/67 Whinneyclough Farmhouse

Farmhouse dated 1706 over door, with rear addition dated 1757 internally,
altered. Coursed sandstone rubble mostly roughcast, with quoins, slate roof
with gable chimney to left (and formerly to right also). L-shaped plan
formed by 2 builds: 3-bay front range of 1706, with stepped 2-bay rear wing to
the right (1757). Two storeys, almost symmetrical; plinth, exposed masonry at
ground floor ending at continuous dripcourse which steps over door, doorway
with moulded surround, and rising from the dripcourse over the door a square
panel carved with a shield and helm (arms of Cawthorne family) surrounded by
foliated decoration and dated in the bottom corners "17" "06"; two 4-light
chamfered mullion windows at ground floor and a 2-light firewindow to the
left, 3 similar 3-light windows at 1st floor; each gable wall has a 2-light
window at ground floor and a square attic window. The added rear wing of
coursed rubble with quoins has a doorway to the 1st bay, enlarged window at
ground floor and square window above, a set-back 2nd bay with lean-to
additions in the angle and to the rear. Interior: front range now has central
passage between housepart on left and service rooms on right, but passage
partition is an insertion; partition between service rooms removed, door to
former dairy blocked but detectable; back kitchen of rear wing incorporates
stone lintel of former door with panel inscribed: E (= George Eccles)
History: Whinneyclough, owned by Hoghton family of Hoghton Tower in C16 and
early C17; bought 1657 by John Bamber of Poulton-le-Fylde, merchant; sold in
1681 to William Cawthorne of St. Barthdomew the Less, London; and in 1754 to
Henry Eccles of Clifton, yeoman.

Listing NGR: SD5689739232

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Source: English Heritage

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