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Description: Sawyers Garth
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324714
OS Grid Reference: SD9106774056
OS Grid Coordinates: 391067, 474056
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1622, -2.1383
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SD 97 SW LITTON MAIN STREET
(north side, off)
10/127 Sawyers Garth
House. Mid-late C17, additions dated 1709 and 1714, alterations in mid C19
and C20. Limestone rubble, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays
to left of added 2-storey gabled porch, and 2 bays to right. Quoins. Porch:
4-panel door with chamfered quoined jambs, the lintel having a recessed
panel with scalloped border and relief lettering " T I T" ; a 4-light flat-
faced mullion window to first floor, the mullions slightly recessed. 3-bay
range to left of porch: central half-glazed door flanked by sash windows to
ground and first floor; plain surrounds to all openings. Gutter brackets,
moulded kneeler and gable coping to left. 2-bay range to right of porch:
C20 glazed door and window to left, 4-pane sash in recessed chamfered
surround above. Blocked doorway with C20 window to right, having chamfered
quoined jambs and triangular recess to lintel with the letters " I " ;
in relief. There is a segmental-arched chamfered window to left of this
doorway, and a C20 2-light window above. The eaves line is lower to the
right-hand bay. C19 cart doors with wooden lintel to far right. External
stack at left end and a large ridge stack above the porch entrance, both
banded. Left return: large external stack, small chamfered window to first
floor, right, inserted window to ground floor. Interior: fine stone
staircase with bulbous knopped oak balusters inside the porch on left of
the entrance passage. The central fireplace has a bressumer beam carried
by the vertical heckpost beside which a board door gives access to porch
and staircase. An important vernacular house which retains an early
fireplace (now underbuilt) and an early staircase; the porch with stair is
typical of the late C17-early C18 in this area (cf, Manor House, Halton
Gill q.v.), the porch often added to an earlier house.
Listing NGR: SD9106774056
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Source: English Heritage
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