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White Lee Farmhouse, Goosnargh

Description: White Lee Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185929

OS Grid Reference: SD5548242822
OS Grid Coordinates: 355482, 442822
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8797, -2.6787

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

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Listing Text


2/82 White Lee Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
"White Lee Cottage")

Farmhouse, C17, reduced E-plan hall house, much altered. Sandstone rubble
with quoins (painted white), slate roof. Now roughly T-plan (south wing have
been demolished in C19), consisting of 2-bay hall range (extended to left in
place of former wing) with projecting porch to left, and crosswing at right
end (and later lean-to addition in rear angle extending beyond the wing). Two
and 2½ storeys; porch, of dressed stone at ground floor, has doorway with
square surround, the slightly-pointed lintel with a cross cut into the face,
and a 3-light double-chamfered mullion window above; set-back centre has a
tall C19 3-light mullioned window on each floor, and inserted door to the
right, a small single-light window on top of this and another above, both with
hoodmoulds (possibly former firewindows, the lower raised to make a
"fanlight") gable of wing has at 1st floor double-chamfered mullion windows of
3 and 4 lights on slightly different levels, a similar 3-light attic window,
and another in the re-entrant. Rear gable of wing has remains of a very long
hoodmould at 1st floor, a blocked 3-light attic window above, lacking one
mullion. All other openings altered or inserted. Ridge chimney in line with
porch; altered chimney on wing. History: much altered, but wing has large
chamfered beams with tongue stops lateral partition recently removed).
History: belonged to Catterall family of Little Mitton, descending in late C16
to the Kighley or Keighley family, Catholics, who mortgaged (1693) and
subsequently lost it, the last of the Keighleys having quit the country after
taking part in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion; the demolished part contained a
small Catholic chapel: reference Fishwick Goosnargh pp.155-9 (Other similarly
altered hall-houses in this parish include Bullsnape Hall and Blake Hall, and
Ashes and White Hill farmhouses, q.v.)

Listing NGR: SD5548242822

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Source: English Heritage

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