This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SD5007 ROBY MILL, Roby Mill 783-1/5/111 (West side) 25/06/73 Knights House (Formerly Listed as: SKELMERSDALE AND HOLLAND ROBY MILL Knights House and gate piers)
Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1716 at 1st floor, but containing fabric which suggests a remodelling of a much earlier building; remodelled again in later C19, and altered. Coursed squared sandstone (the wings rock-faced), with roof of interlocking concrete tiles. Irregular plan formed by one-and-a-half-depth main range, a set-back single-depth side wing to left (south) and a set-back double-depth side wing to right. 2 storeys and 2:3:2 windows. The 3-window main range has a chamfered plinth and a broad band over each floor; a doorway to the left with chamfered surround and keystone, a square moulded datestone above the door lettered: 1716/ EK/ PK, 2 top-hung casements imitating 4-pane sashes at ground floor and three 4-pane sashes at 1st floor, all in openings which have keystoned lintels (and may have been formerly cross-windows) and those at ground floor with sills lowered in C19. The wing to the left has 4-pane sashes and that to the right has 16-pane unhorned sashes, all with wedge lintels. Gable chimneys and ridge chimney at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays of main range. Rear: 5-light chamfered mullion windows on each floor of north portion of main range, and square stair-window in centre, all these with floating wedge-shaped bands over, and that at ground floor run out over the doorway; continuous masonry to main range and south wing (except that the latter lacks the plinth). INTERIOR: timber-framed partition wall between present main range and south wing; 2 moulded axial beams in main room (one quarter-round and the other ovolo); 2 crudely chamfered lateral beams in the room above; Tudor-arched fireplace with stop-chamfered surround (now replaced with copy). HISTORY: a former timber-framed building extending further to the south is suspected.
Listing NGR: SD5173107422
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Concrete, Sandstone, Tile, Stuart Farmhouse, Georgian Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument, Timber Framed Building, Monument <By Form>