Description: Haighton Top Farmhouse
Date Listed: 13 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 185941
OS Grid Reference: SD5521334366
OS Grid Coordinates: 355213, 434366
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8037, -2.6815
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SD 53 SE HAIGHTON HAIGHTON GREEN LANE
8/94 Haighton Top Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house, substantially later C17 but incorporating remains
of earlier timber-framed building, recently altered and extended.
Cladding of hand-made brick on stone plinth, with 2-span slate roof.
L-shaped plan formed by later addition to north side of east bay of
original 2-unit house (but recently extended to make square plan). Two
storeys; 2-gabled east front has round-headed doorway to right of the
junction, a blank brick frame above (said to have contained carved wooden
panel); to the left the gable of the front range has at ground floor a
very long label over a modern 3-light casement with rendered surround, and
at 1st floor a recessed 3-light window with rendered mullions and a label;
to the right, 3-light casement on each floor. Chimney stack in the
valley. South front has a rendered band, 2 windows at ground floor and 3
above, all 2 or 3 light casements with rendered surrounds. The interior
is of greater interest, with substantial remains of former 3-bay
timber-framed 2-unit house, especially at 1st floor, where the gable walls
incorporate trusses which have convex braces rising from posts to ties,
king posts, and angled struts, and one of 2 original intermediate trusses
(lacking a king post); the chamber over the housepart has an inserted
ceiling with joists supported on collars, and an inserted timber-framed
partition making a passage at the top of the (re-located) staircase; the
service end is partitioned axially at 1st floor (but no longer at ground
floor); the chimney stack, now in the partition between the housepart and
the added parlour to the north, is possibly in its original position i.e.
formerly external to the north side wall. History: said to have been used
as a dame school.
Listing NGR: SD5521334366
Source: English Heritage
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