Description: Dun Cow Rib Farmhouse with Wall Enclosing Garden
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 185964
OS Grid Reference: SD5963737604
OS Grid Coordinates: 359637, 437604
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8331, -2.6148
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SD 53 NE WHITTINGHAM HALFPENNY LANE
5/117 Dun Cow Rib Farmhouse
with wall enclosing
Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1616 on lintel, altered and extended. Coursed
sandstone rubble with quoins (now ribbon pointed), stone slate roof and
stone gable copings with kneelers bearing finials. Two-bay
end-baffle-entry plan (with former stable added at left end, which has been
altered and is of less interest). Two storeys; doorway at right hand end
has chamfered Tudor-arched surround, lintel lettered in relief "1616 AH"
(probably = Adam Hoghton), and hollow-moulded hoodmould on top of which
is fixed a large old bone; double-chamfered mullioned windows with
diamond lattice glazing on both floors, the hoodmoulds of those in the
centre run out left over a single light (like a firewindow): 5 and 6 lights
at ground floor, 3, 4 and 2 lights above. Chimneys at right gable and at
former gable (now junction) to left. Right gable wall has at 1st floor a
double-chamfered firewindow with a hoodmould, and towards the rear a
jettied garderobe with loop-lights and monopitched roof, now supported from
ground level by stone piers. Former stable at left end was formerly a
lean-to, but has been raised to form a 2-storey continuation of the house.
Rear altered, with substantial modern extensions in similar style and
materials. Interior: altered, contains C18 stone fireplace with corbelled
jambs, believed to be ex situ: History: probably built by Adam Hoghton:
reference Fishwick Goosnargh pp 192-3. Associated with ancient local
legend of ghostly giant cow, to whom the bone over the door was believed to
belong. Garden wall to front, of random rubble, the front wall with ramped
coping and curved inwards to gateway in line with door of house.
Listing NGR: SD5963737604
Source: English Heritage
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