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Wallcroft Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wheelton, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6843 / 53°41'3"N

Longitude: -2.6023 / 2°36'8"W

OS Eastings: 360317

OS Northings: 421041

OS Grid: SD603210

Mapcode National: GBR BT8V.D0

Mapcode Global: WH976.0N2D

Entry Name: Wallcroft Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165258

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184465

Location: Wheelton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Wheelton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Heapey St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

WHEELTON VICTORIA STREET
SD 62 SW
6/211 Wallcroft Farmhouse
-
- II

Farmhouse, now house. Later C17, altered and enlarged in late C18 or early
C19. Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, stone slate roof. Three-bay
baffle-entry plan with addition to front of 1st bay, lean-to additions to
rear. Two and a half storeys; 2-storey addition to 1st bay has dressed
long-and short quoins, one vertical rectangular window on each floor (each
with plain surround); all openings in facade to right are alterations;
doorway with plain surround next to addition, a 4-light casement to the
middle bay, a square window to the 3rd and 2 similar windows above, all
these in remains of former mullioned windows; patched masonry above the
door; small dormer in the eaves. Left return wall has inter alia altered
mullioned window on each floor; right gable has a 3-light attic window with
chamfered flush mullions; rear mostly covered by additions but on each
floor of 3rd bay is a 3-light window with cavetto mullions (lower covered
by glazed porch). Interior the principal feature of interest is the framed
newel staircase in the rear of the 3rd bay, which has a moulded string,
panelled newels with ball finials and a pendant, open twisted balusters
alternating with turned, and moulded handrail; elsewhere, housepart in 2nd
bay has large inglenook with stone heck and chamfered bressumer, one
lateral beam with stopped ovolo moulding; infilled collar roof truss with 2
pairs of purlins apparently raised on dorsals (suggesting formerly more
steeply pitched roof); cellar beneath staircase now filled up, said to have
connected with tunnel.


Listing NGR: SD6031721041

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