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The Castle, Littleborough

Description: The Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 213435

OS Grid Reference: SD9544112059
OS Grid Coordinates: 395441, 412059
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6051, -2.0704

Locality: Littleborough
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: OL16 3TE

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Listing Text

Lane Bottom
The Castle
(formerly listed
as file Castle
24/1/67 Farmhouse)
Farmhouse, now house. "IT 1715" on porch lintel although the
house is likely to date from late C17. Hammer-dressed stone
with graduated stone slate roof. 3-unit plan with 2 storeys.
Projecting plinth, quoins and continuous dripmould. Single-
storey porch between bays 2 and 3 has a moulded surround, an
obtuse-angled lintel with recessed spandrels, and a gable.
Each bay has a 5-light double-chamfered mullion window on
each floor except for the house-part window which is 6
lights and a small single light above the porch which is of
C20 date. Coped gables with kneelers. 2 rendered ridge
chimney stacks. 3-light windows inserted to each gable-end
in C20, the right also having a C20 bow window. Single-
storey lean-to addition to rear, a C20 extension to rear
right and a small C20 wing with a lintel dated "IT 1710"
which was removed from the old shippon. Rear windows include
two of 2 lights (one a fire window) which have been partly
obscured by the lean-to addition and two of 3-lights with
double-chamfered mullions. Interior: Chamfered floor beams
with stepped or run-out stops. A staircase now takes the
place of an inglenook fireplace but the 2 small wall
cupboards remain, one having an oak door with butterfly
hinges. First floor fireplace with chamfered surround and obtuse-
angled lintel with recessed spandrels.

Listing NGR: SD9544112059

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Source: English Heritage

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