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Description: The Bent Farmhouse
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212937
OS Grid Reference: SJ7041189163
OS Grid Coordinates: 370411, 389163
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3985, -2.4464
SJ 78 NW WARBURTON BENT LANE
6/176 The Bent
Farmhouse. "Built R.D. A.D:1600 R.E.E.W Restored A.D:1880"
on tie beam (Richard Drinkwater and Roland Eyles Egerton-
Warburton). Restoration by John Douglas. Stone plinth; brick
front with terracotta dressings and restored timber framed
gables; box framed rear with brick nogging; clay tile roof.
Heavy restoration of a large 3-unit baffle-entry plan with 2
storeys, projecting crosswing (formerly kitchen and parlour)
to right of house-part and utility rooms to the right of
that. 5 bays to left of crosswing and 2 to right. Stone
plinth, continuous hoodmould, lozenge-shaped decorative
brickwork to first floor and overhanging eaves. Five 2-light,
one 3-light and two 4-light windows to ground floor;one 1-light,
three 3-light and one 4-light to first. All have ovolo-moulded
terracotta mullions and cast iron casements with glazing
bars. Porch (C19) in bay 3, gables over bay 3 and 4, and 5
with enriched bressumers and finials. 3 structural bays of
box framing at rear and remnants in crosswing are well
preserved and include a blocked 3-light ovolo-moulded timber
mullion window and diagonal braces. Projecting stone bay
with chamfered mullion windows to house-part. 3 decorative
brick chimney stacks. Interior, has C17 ovolo moulded beams
throughout ground floor, including a bressumer beam over an
inglenook fire with former fire-window. Jacobean (and maybe
some older) oak panelling in bay-window. A good early
example with interesting Douglas restoration.
Listing NGR: SJ7041189163
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Source: English Heritage
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