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Lawson's Farmhouse and Attached Garden Wall, Golborne

Description: Lawson's Farmhouse and Attached Garden Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213478

OS Grid Reference: SJ6040497210
OS Grid Coordinates: 360404, 397210
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4701, -2.5980

Locality: Golborne
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WA3 3PZ

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Listing Text


1480/5/10 6 ORFORD CLOSE
15-NOV-1966 (North side)

(Formerly listed as:

House. Mid/late Cl7. English garden wall bond brick with
slate roof. Baffle-entry plan with 2 rooms wide, 2 deep and
2 storeys. Twin-gabled 2-bay elevation with door to right
below segmental-arched head. Raised lozenge band at first
floor level. Two 3-light casement windows on each floor with
segmental brick arches. Chimney stacks to right and left
returns which retain original horizontally sliding sash
windows. The right return has a deep stone plinth. It is
partly obscured by a later lean-to addition. Interior:
massive ovolo-moulded ceiling beams and bressumer beam over
inglenook fireplace; all have unusual raised broach stops. A
large plasterwork panel in the principal room is based on a
bush bearing various fruits, acorns, etc. all in deep relief
probably dating from early C17. Of a similar date is a first
floor panelled partition and cupboards. Staircase with
heavy turned balusters, closed string and square newels.
Evidence would suggest that the structure is a rebuilding of
an earlier house parts of which survive or have been reused.
A contemporary garden wall with round-topped coping stones
adjoins the front of the house.

Listing NGR: SJ6040497209

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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