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Great House Farmhouse and Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Rivington, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.62 / 53°37'11"N

Longitude: -2.5625 / 2°33'45"W

OS Eastings: 362887

OS Northings: 413862

OS Grid: SD628138

Mapcode National: GBR BVKL.02

Mapcode Global: WH97L.L8YP

Entry Name: Great House Farmhouse and Cottage

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184436

Location: Rivington, Chorley, Lancashire, BL6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Rivington

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Rivington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

RIVINGTON RIVINGTON LANE
SD 61 SW
14/183 Great House Farmhouse and
22.10.52 Cottage
GV II

Farmhouse, later C17, with addition, and cottage C18; altered, now public
conveniences, office, gallery and cottage. Farmhouse: squared sandstone
with quoins, stone slate roof. Two-bay end-baffle-entry plan with
stairturret in centre flush with stepped out 1st bay; addition at right
end. Two storeys, now with attic; stairturret gabled: at right end of 2nd
bay a chamfered doorway with hoodmould, at 1st floor above this a
single-light window, to the left one window on each floor of this bay, one
on each floor of the stairturret, and 2 at ground floor of 1st bay: all
these of 2 lights with chamfered flush mullions and slab hoodmoulds. Left
gable has 3 vertically aligned 3-light windows and a single light to the
right at 1st floor. Rear: each bay has a similar window of 3 lights at
ground floor and 2 lights above, and 2nd bay also has firewindows of 2
lights at ground floor and one light above; attic has two gabled 2-light
whindows which appear to be insertions. Addition to north end has a
4-light window and a door at ground floor of front and 2-light window at
1st floor, a 2-and a 3-light window at ground floor of rear and 3-light
window above. Interior entirely altered, but roof of collar trusses with
raked struts may be early C20 copy of original. Cottage: slightly
overlapped by this, projecting, and canted forwards slightly; of watershot
masonry with rusticated quoins, roof on slightly lower level with chimney
at right gable; 2 bays and 2 storeys; has 2 doors in the left half, both in
plain architraves with fluted keystones, a window to the 2nd bay and 2 at
1st floor, all square with rusticated splayed heads which have keystones.
Interior not :inspected. Item probably altered by Lord Leverhulme c.1910,
during formation of Lever Park.


Listing NGR: SD6288713862

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