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Fair House Farmhouse, Lowton

Description: Fair House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 213484

OS Grid Reference: SJ6363497537
OS Grid Coordinates: 363634, 397537
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4733, -2.5493

Location: Pocket Nook Lane, Pemberton, Wigan WA3 1AL

Locality: Lowton
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WA3 1AL

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Listing Text

SJ 69 NW
(north side)
5/16 Fair House
House. C17. Timber-framed structure which is concealed by
render. Repairs and additions in brick. Slate roof. 3-unit,
lobby-entrance plan with total of 5 bays and 2 storeys.
Original door to right of bay 3. Later door to bay 4. Bay 1
projects as a gabled crosswing with a door in the angle. All
the windows are replacement casements many having been
altered. Continuous outshut added to rear. Chimney stack
on rear slope. The inside contains a remarkably complete
pair of back-to-back inglenook fireplaces including smoke
hoods. The bressumer beams and other ceiling beams are
ovolo-moulded with stepped stops. Various timber-framed
components are clearly visible including some principal
posts, king-post roof trusses and crosswalls one of which
has curved diagonal braces at tie beam level. The building
is an important survival in many respects, not least as an
example of timber-framing in an area where little remains.

Listing NGR: SJ6363497537

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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