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Higher House, Holcombe

Description: Higher House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 210705

OS Grid Reference: SD7818416682
OS Grid Coordinates: 378184, 416682
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6462, -2.3315

Location: Moor Road, Bury BL8 4NX

Locality: Holcombe
County: Bury
Country: England
Postcode: BL8 4NX

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Listing Text

Higher House


Early C18. Coursed rubble. Flush quoins. Symmetrical. 2½ storeys. Doorway has
moulded architrave and pulvinated freeze. Castellated, evidently C19 porch. Each
side is a large transom and mullioned window with a total of 12 lights and dripmould
(the left-hand one with leading to upper lights). Above each is a 5-light window
with dripmould. Above porch is a round-arched window, with keystone, impost mouldings
and narrow mullion and transom. Stone eaves gutter. 5 casement dormers with hipped
roofs set in stone slab roof. Tall gable chimneys. Slightly lower 2-storey extension
to right is dated "John and Mary/Roster(on(/1820". Beyond is still lower extension,
probably of similar date. Both are similar in build to earlier house, but have tall
square-mullioned windows of 2 and 3 lights (later C20 metal casements replacing mul-
lions in hither extension and a metal balcony, also perhaps C20, fronting the upper
window). Until 1884 the house was the White Hart Inn. Known as Higher House in
distinction to Shoulder of Mutton PH (known as Lower House), with which it shared
disorderly reputation c.1800.

Listing NGR: SD7818416682

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Source: English Heritage

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