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Latitude: 53.6553 / 53°39'18"N
Longitude: -2.1732 / 2°10'23"W
OS Eastings: 388650
OS Northings: 417655
OS Grid: SD886176
Mapcode National: GBR FV85.9F
Mapcode Global: WHB8Q.LDC4
Entry Name: The Briars
Listing Date: 29 July 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1073553
English Heritage Legacy ID: 185842
Location: Whitworth, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL12
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/01/2012
SD 81 NE
(Formerly listed as No. 3 Whitworth Square)
House, dated 1763 by deeds, with rear addition of. early C19. Watershot coursed
sandstone with quoins, slate roof with chimney on ridge and at right gable, and
3 skylights. Two-bay plan, originally single depth but extended to rear to house
later staircase. Basement and 2½ storeys; front to square symmetrical, original
central door up steps to raised ground floor anciently blocked, 2 tall windows on
each floor, all with prominent plain surrounds and now with shutters and top-hung
casements; left corner chamfered at ground floor; both return walls have one window
on each floor like those at the front, and an oval attic light, right return has
basement door and window in addition, and rear extension has tall sashed stairlight
with glazing bars. Interior altered but contains some doors with 6 fielded panels.
History: said to have been built as lodging for visitors seeking treatment from
John Taylor, the "Whitworth doctor" of Whitworth House (q.v.
Listing NGR: SD8865017655
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