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Chanters Farmhouse, Atherton

Description: Chanters Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213473

OS Grid Reference: SD6811202920
OS Grid Coordinates: 368112, 402920
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5220, -2.4824

Location: 18 Chanters Avenue, Atherton M46 M46 9EF

Locality: Atherton
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: M46 9EF

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE
(west side)
2/5 Chanters Farmhouse
House. "WA 1678" (William Atherton) on door lintel. Hammer-
dressed stone with graduated stone slate roof. T-shaped
baffle-entry plan with 2 storeys (3-storey crosswing) and a
2-storey porch. Quoins. Bay 1 projects as a gabled crosswing
having 5-light double-chamfered ovolo-moulded stone mullion
windows with hoodmoulds on each of 3 floors. One of the
quoin stones is inscribed 17 PCM 23, perhaps recording the
date when the top storey was added to the crosswing. Bay 2
has 2 similar windows and bay 3 a porch with coped gable and
kneelers. Both inner and outer doorways have heavy ovolo-
moulded timber jambs and the original studded door survives.
3-light mullion window to first floor of porch and an oculus
within the gable. 1, 2 and 4-light windows to left return. 4
arched and 2 circular lights to right return. Rear is
rendered and has small C20 addition. Brick gable chimney
stack. Interior: the house-part has a large inglenook
fireplace with ovolo-moulded bressumer beam. Similarly
moulded floor beams were shortened when a staircase was
inserted. The principal first floor rooms also have ovolo-
moulded beams. Built-in panelled oak cupboards. Several
original doors. The house is a fine and largely unaltered
example of C17 domestic architecture.

Listing NGR: SD6811202920

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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