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Description: Guildhall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 24 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 216343
OS Grid Reference: SD5114400211
OS Grid Coordinates: 351144, 400211
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4963, -2.7379
SD 50 SW RAINFORD GORES LANE
Farmhouse. 1629; porch with date stone reading: "TGD" 1688,
2 rear wings also of 1688. Brick with stone dressings,
extensions of stone; stone slate roof. Lobby entry plan. 2
storeys, 4 bays; 2nd bay 2-storey gabled projecting porch;
4th bay projects under gable. Weathered base, stone quoins
and coped gables with 3 ball finials. Windows have double-
chamfered mullions and label moulds, those to ground floor
of 4;6;6 lights. Porch has cross-casement window, the upper
lights original, with leaded glazing, the lower lights are
C20. 4th bay has small 2-light attic window. Entrance has
segmental head and original wide-boarded door with chamfered
battens to inside. One gable-end stack and one cross-axial
stack; right return has external lateral stack. Rear has
varied fenestration, single-chamfered windows to wings and
cross-casement stair window with leaded glazing. Return of
right-hand wing has entrance with C20 porch. Right return of
left-hand wing is timber-framed with brick infill. Interior:
Lobby has contemporary panelled partitions and doors. Kitchen
has inglenook fireplace, hearth removed. Hall has large
fireplace and exposed beams. Parlour has chamfered beams
with ogee stops. Dog-leg staircase in rear wing has moulded
closed string, turned balusters and panelled newel posts.
2nd stair has splat balusters. Ovolo beam to 1st floor
room. One of the best and most complete houses in the area.
Listing NGR: SD5114400211
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Source: English Heritage
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