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Latitude: 53.7048 / 53°42'17"N
Longitude: -2.6485 / 2°38'54"W
OS Eastings: 357287
OS Northings: 423347
OS Grid: SD572233
Mapcode National: GBR 9TYL.DN
Mapcode Global: WH975.942N
Entry Name: Dovecote House Farmhouse
Listing Date: 21 February 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1072449
English Heritage Legacy ID: 357599
Location: Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6
Civil Parish: Clayton-le-Woods
Built-Up Area: Bamber Bridge
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Whittle-le-Woods St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 52 SE CLAYTON-LE-WOODS off SHEEPHILL LANE
3/83 Dovecote House Farmhouse
Farmhouse, dated 1698 but possibly earlier. Stone plinth, handmade
brick, slate roof with one chimney on the ridge and on at right gable.
Three-bay baffle-entry plan, with rear outshuts to 1st and 3rd bays, later
single storey rubble extension to front of 1st bay. Two storeys and
attic. 1st floor band; double saw-toothed 2nd floor band; 2 tie plates.
2-storey gabled porch at junction of 1st and 2nd bays, with large
rectangular stone lintel lettered in relief G and heavily-studded
inner board door; small modern window in blocked original window; 3
small openings in apex of gable. Except ground floor window to 2nd
bay (altered), all windows have splayed brick heads and altered glazing.
Left return wall has a door and window at ground floor, and an attic
window; rear has single-storey outshut to 1st bay, 2-storey outshut to
3rd bay, a blocked 1st floor window and 4 altered windows all with
segmental brick relieving arches (one of these is stairlight).
Interior: back-to-back inglenook fireplaces with moulded bressummers;
¼-round moulded beams throughout; partitioned 3rd bay has parlour with
cross-corner fireplace; good half-turn staircase with landings, string,
newel posts with ball finials, turned balusters; timber-framed 1st floor
partition walls; roof trusses probably re-used cruck blades.
Listing NGR: SD5728723347
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