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Lower House Fold Farmhouse with Adjoining Barn at Sd 616 204

A Grade II Listed Building in Heapey, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6789 / 53°40'43"N

Longitude: -2.5813 / 2°34'52"W

OS Eastings: 361697

OS Northings: 420423

OS Grid: SD616204

Mapcode National: GBR BTDW.YZ

Mapcode Global: WH976.BS1L

Entry Name: Lower House Fold Farmhouse with Adjoining Barn at Sd 616 204

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184362

Location: Heapey, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Heapey

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

SD 62 SW
6/109B Lower House Fold Farmhouse with adjoining barn at
with adjoining barn at
SD 616 204
- II

Farmhouse, formerly dated 1692 on worn datestone, altered; with attached
barn containing a cruck truss which is probably medieval. House of coursed
squared sandstone with quoins, slate roof with brick gable chimneys.
Two-bay end-baffle-entry plan with added rear outshut. Two storeys;
doorway at right hand end, with hoodmould over rectangular lintel; above
and to the left a worn datestone (legible when first listed, with date
1692); 2 windows at ground floor, both with hoodmoulds and both formerly of
4 recessed lights with mullions but now 2-light casements; 2 similarly
altered 2-light windows at 1st floor, a round-headed blocked window between
these and an inserted window above the door. Left gable wall has a 2-light
window with chamfered mullion at ground floor, another above with a
hoodmould, and a round-headed blocked attic light also with a hoodmould;
outshut has inter alia a chamfered flush mullion 2-light window at 1st
floor of this side, and a door in the rear. Interior: inglenook fireplace
with chamfered bressummer; 2 stop-chamfered beams supported on the
bressummer. Barn attached at west end, of coursed rubble, undergoing
conversion as dwelling at time of survey (1985) contains a full cruck truss
of large scantling, the steeply-cambered tie-beam and finely-carpentered
arch braces to this forming a continuous rounded arch, with chamfered
soffit: the purpose of this structure is not known, but it bears a crude
resemblance to a truss in the hall of the former Radcliffe Tower,
illustrated in Whitaker's History of Whalley p.291. History: not known,
but perhaps associated with Stanlaw Abbey, which acquired lands in Heapey,
Withnell and Wheelton in early C13, together with millpool and millstream:
item is close to site of mill on Brinscall Brook, and to area known as
Monks Hill, Wheelton CP. See VCH VI pp.47-50.

Listing NGR: SD6160020400

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