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Whitworth House

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitworth, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6555 / 53°39'19"N

Longitude: -2.173 / 2°10'22"W

OS Eastings: 388664

OS Northings: 417677

OS Grid: SD886176

Mapcode National: GBR FV85.CC

Mapcode Global: WHB8Q.LDG0

Entry Name: Whitworth House

Listing Date: 29 July 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185841

Location: Whitworth, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL12

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Civil Parish: Whitworth

Built-Up Area: Whitworth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whitworth St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SD 81 NE
11/262

WHITWORTH,
WHITWORTH SQUARE,
No. 1 (Whitworth House)

29.7.1966

GV II

House, later C18, with added wing at east end probably early C19, now 2 dwellings
(under one address). Coursed sandstone with quoins, rusticated quoins to wing,
slate roofs on 2 levels, hipped and low-pitched over wing, chimneys at left gable, on the ridge, and at each end of wing. L-shaped plan: original house double-depth, 2 bays, with 3rd bay added to right; projecting 2-bay double-depth wing to right. Two storeys, the wing higher. Between 1st and 2nd bays a doorway with chamfered surround, on each side coupled tall windows with glazing bars, now top-hung casements; 3rd bay has similar windows less regularly disposed. Left return wall of this part has plain doorway and is slate-hung above ground floor, with coupled sash windows towards the rear. Wing to right has moulded cornice and low parapet, doorway near angle, one window at ground floor and 2 above, all tall with plain surrounds and now top-hung casements with glazing bars; end wall has one window on each floor, rear has round-headed stairlight. Interior: mostly altered, but original C18 fireplace in rear room at ground floor, and doors with fielded panels which may be original. History: home of the "celebrated Whitworth doctors", the first of whom, John Taylor (d1802), was "a farrier who did not confine his surgical operations to horses", specialising in cancer and broken limbs: he was sent for by George III to attend Princess Elizabeth (Henry Fishwick History of Rochdale 1889, p85)


Listing NGR: SD8866417676

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