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Description: 49 and 49a, Bolton Old Road
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 213470
OS Grid Reference: SD6792703212
OS Grid Coordinates: 367927, 403212
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5246, -2.4852
ATHERTON BOLTON OLD ROAD
SD 60 SE
Nos. 49 and 49A
Parson's house,now partly used as a school. Built shortly
after Chowbent Chapel (q.v.) 1721. Flemish bond brick with
stone dressings and slate roof. 3-bay 2-storey central-
staircase plan. Deep projecting stone plinth, stone quoins
and stone eaves gutter brackets. Studded door with overlight
is centrally placed and has a stone lintel with rusticated
voussoirs. Obtrusive C19 bay windows obscure the ground
floor to either side. 3 closely placed first floor windows
with stone sills, keystone wedge lintels, 2 C20 casements
and a Victorian sash. Gable chimney stacks. 2 gable attic
lights (one blocked) with elliptical-arched heads. Lean-to
addition to rear which has an arched stair window. The
school which adjoins to the right is not included in this
entry. Interior: dogleg stair has a deep handrail, turned
balusters on closed string and square newel posts with plain
caps. King-post roof trusses. The parson used one room as a
school room in the C18, a use which has continued to the
present day despite C18 and C19 school buildings which were
added to increase its accommodation.
Listing NGR: SD6792703212
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Source: English Heritage
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