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Latitude: 53.5803 / 53°34'48"N
Longitude: -2.839 / 2°50'20"W
OS Eastings: 344548
OS Northings: 409622
OS Grid: SD445096
Mapcode National: GBR 8WM1.59
Mapcode Global: WH86J.C8BN
Entry Name: Needless Inn Farmhouse and Attached Garden Wall
Listing Date: 11 August 1972
Last Amended: 1 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196647
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386308
Location: Lathom, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L40
District: West Lancashire
Civil Parish: Lathom
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SD40NW LADY ALICE'S DRIVE
663-1/4/71 (South side)
11/08/72 Needless Inn Farmhouse and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
BLYTHE LANE, Lathom
(South East side)
Needless Inn Farmhouse)
Farmhouse with attached garden wall. Early to mid C18,
enlarged and altered. Pebble-dashed render on handmade brick,
with sandstone plinth and quoins, stone slate roof.
L-plan formed by single-depth 2-unit main range with
projecting porch and added kitchen wing to rear.
Two storeys and attics, 1:1:1 windows, tall and almost
symmetrical, with a 2-storey gabled porch offset right of
centre and 2 windows on each floor: the porch has quoins, a
round-headed outer doorway and a very small 2-light casement
at 1st floor, and the other windows are all low
segmental-headed 3-light casements with altered glazing.
Both gable walls have extruded chimney stacks with diagonal
shafts and small attic windows.
The rear wing has 3-light casement windows with glazing bars
and raised punch-dressed sills, a board door next to the
junction, and a gable chimney.
INTERIOR: the main range has the housepart in the 2nd bay,
with a pair of chamfered beams, and the 1st bay partitioned to
make a very narrow dairy to the front (which is the north
side) and a service room or parlour to the rear, with a pair
of large chamfered beams. Purlin roof with re-used timbers.
GARDEN WALL: enclosing north and east sides of front garden,
of red brick in English garden wall bond with sandstone
coping, approx. 1m high, with the side wall ramped down to the
front corner, and a gateway in line with the porch, with
rusticated stone jambs.
Forms group with associated wash-house approx. 3m from rear
left corner (q.v.) and farm building approx. 50m north (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD4454809622
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