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Higher House with Attached Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Briercliffe, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8176 / 53°49'3"N

Longitude: -2.1986 / 2°11'55"W

OS Eastings: 387019

OS Northings: 435725

OS Grid: SD870357

Mapcode National: GBR FS29.S6

Mapcode Global: WHB7Y.699N

Entry Name: Higher House with Attached Cottage

Listing Date: 17 December 1968

Last Amended: 10 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362049

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184018

Location: Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Civil Parish: Briercliffe

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Briercliffe St James

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1/12 Higher House with
attached cottage
(formerly listed as
Higher House, with
attached barn to N.)

- II

Farmhouse, with attached cottage, now house and cottage; (former barn
attached at north end now (1985) in course of conversion, not included in
the item). House dated 1725 on porch; altered. Coursed sandstone rubble
with some quoins, roof of stone-coloured tiles replacing stone slates.
T-plan: double-depth, 2 bays, with projecting porch in centre. Two
storeys, symmetrical (except for window-size); 2-storey gabled porch has
central doorway with chamfered surround and segmental head undercut in a
massive lintel scored to imitate voussoirs, above this a datestone lettered
in relief ITW , a 2-light window at 1st floor, gable coping with kneelers
and apex chimney. All windows have recessed chamfered mullions and
hoodmoulds, and all have 4 lights except that at ground floor left which
has 6 lights (and hoodmould run into porch). Chimneys at both original
gables; gable coping with kneelers at right gable. Single-bay cottage to
left, under continued roof of stone slates, has C20 gabled porch
incorporating doorway from Extwistle Hall (q.v.) a 4-light window to the
left and two 2-light windows above, all like the others but without
hoodmoulds; moulded gutter brackets; ridge chimney. Interiors altered.
Reference: RCHM esp. p.135.

Listing NGR: SD8701935725

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