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Chanters Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Atherton, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.522 / 53°31'19"N

Longitude: -2.4824 / 2°28'56"W

OS Eastings: 368112

OS Northings: 402920

OS Grid: SD681029

Mapcode National: GBR CW3Q.C6

Mapcode Global: WH980.VQ2V

Entry Name: Chanters Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 July 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309438

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213473

Location: Wigan, M46

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Atherton

Built-Up Area: Atherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Atherton and Hindsford

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE
(west side)
2/5 Chanters Farmhouse
House. "WA 1678" (William Atherton) on door lintel. Hammer-
dressed stone with graduated stone slate roof. T-shaped
baffle-entry plan with 2 storeys (3-storey crosswing) and a
2-storey porch. Quoins. Bay 1 projects as a gabled crosswing
having 5-light double-chamfered ovolo-moulded stone mullion
windows with hoodmoulds on each of 3 floors. One of the
quoin stones is inscribed 17 PCM 23, perhaps recording the
date when the top storey was added to the crosswing. Bay 2
has 2 similar windows and bay 3 a porch with coped gable and
kneelers. Both inner and outer doorways have heavy ovolo-
moulded timber jambs and the original studded door survives.
3-light mullion window to first floor of porch and an oculus
within the gable. 1, 2 and 4-light windows to left return. 4
arched and 2 circular lights to right return. Rear is
rendered and has small C20 addition. Brick gable chimney
stack. Interior: the house-part has a large inglenook
fireplace with ovolo-moulded bressumer beam. Similarly
moulded floor beams were shortened when a staircase was
inserted. The principal first floor rooms also have ovolo-
moulded beams. Built-in panelled oak cupboards. Several
original doors. The house is a fine and largely unaltered
example of C17 domestic architecture.

Listing NGR: SD6811202920

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