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Description: Moss Farmhouse
Date Listed: 26 April 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 212826
OS Grid Reference: SJ7658086383
OS Grid Coordinates: 376580, 386383
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3738, -2.3535
SJ 78 NE BOWDON SOUTH DOWNS
7/69 Moss Farmhouse
House. C16 and C17 with later alterations. Rendered brick,
the crosswing having a stone plinth, and slate roof
(replacement of thatch). 3-bay C16 wing with one storey and
attic. 2-storey C17 crosswing at left end. The 3-bay range
has a casement window in each bay and a central door and C20
porch. The eaves have been raised to accommodate the attic
and 2 dormer windows are inserted at the rear. The rear door
is opposite the front door and there is a leanto on the
right gable. The C17 crosswing has a total of 11 casement
windows as well as one 3-light ovolo-moulded timber mullion
window of C17. Gable stacks to both ranges. 2 cruck frames
divide the units of the single storey range and chamfered
beams and framed partitions are found almost throuqhout.
Mrs Gaskell is known to have visited the farm regularly. W A Singleton
suggests that the Cruck frames as early as C15. W A Singleton "Moss Farm Bowden"
Cheshire, Life January 1959.
Listing NGR: SJ7658086383
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