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Old Bent House and Bent House Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Littleborough Lakeside, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.6496 / 53°38'58"N

Longitude: -2.0828 / 2°4'58"W

OS Eastings: 394624

OS Northings: 417012

OS Grid: SD946170

Mapcode National: GBR FVW7.WG

Mapcode Global: WHB8R.ZJCH

Entry Name: Old Bent House and Bent House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 January 1967

Last Amended: 23 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213362

Location: Rochdale, OL15

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Littleborough Lakeside

Built-Up Area: Littleborough

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Littleborough Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

1/28 Old Bent House
and Bent House
(formerly listed
2/1/67 as Old Bent House)

G.V. II*
House. "IMS 1691" (John and Mary Scott) on door and porch
lintels but with C19 and C20 additions. Hammer-dressed
stone with graduated stone slate roof. 3-unit double-depth
plan with 4 bays and 2 storeys. Quoins and projecting
plinth. Single-storey porch has moulded door surround,
segmental-arched lintel, enriched spandrels and date
inscribed above, and a parapet which forms a crude but
classically derived entablature. Three 6-light ground floor
windows have double-chamfered mullions and hoodmoulds. 4,
4, 2 and 4-light chamfered windows on first floor. Many
windows retain original leaded lights and vertical iron bar.
Coped gables with kneelers. Chimneys have moulded bands.
2, 3 and 4-light mullioned windows and later sash windows to
sides and rear. Later additions to left, later porch to
right and a single storey early C18 addition to rear right.
Interior: the rear right room (kitchen) has a gable-end door
of studded oak with the initials IS carved on it. The room
is sheltered by a plank and muntin screen and as well as a
C17 well cupboard with carved doors and butterfly hinges has
a bolection-moulded fire surround with coved cornice mantel.
First floor cupboard with H-hinges and "MS 1692" carved at
head. A well-preserved house retaining many of its original
fittings. The double-depth plan is of a particularly early
date for the house of yeoman farmer. W.J. Smith, "A Place
in History", Pennine Magazine, Vol.6, No.3.

Listing NGR: SD9462417012

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