Knight House And Gate Piers / Knight House

15 Jul 2000
Knight House And Gate Piers, Roby Mill, Up Holland, West Lancashire, Lancashire, WN8 0QF
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Knight House, Roby Mill, Up Holland, West Lancashire, Lancashire, WN8 0QF
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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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0111 IOE Records taken by Simon Barker; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Simon Barker. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Barker, Simon

Rights Holder: Barker, Simon


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)