LOWER FOLD FARMHOUSE AND LOWER FOLD FARM COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1067989
Date first listed:
14-Jul-1987
Statutory Address:
LOWER FOLD FARM COTTAGE, ALT HILL LANE
Statutory Address:
LOWER FOLD FARMHOUSE, ALT HILL LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
LOWER FOLD FARM COTTAGE, ALT HILL LANE
Statutory Address:
LOWER FOLD FARMHOUSE, ALT HILL LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Tameside (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD9440801743

Details

SD 90 SW 1/3

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE ALT HILL LANE (south side)

Lower Fold Farmhouse and Lower Fold Farm Cottage

II

Farmhouse and Cottage. Timber-framed structure probably of C17 which is encased in C18 and C19 brick. Cottage in hammer-dressed stone has lintel inscribed "TAI 1710". Graduated stone slate roof. 3-unit 2-storey plan with later lean-to addition against rear and Cottage projecting as a 2- unit baffle-entry crosswing to left. The house is characterised by 3 equal gables, the window and door openings having stone lintels and sills probably of C19. Ridge and gable chimney stacks. The timber frame is only revealed externally in the right gable-end which exposes a jowled post supporting a tie-beam roof truss. The Cottage projects, the original door with ogee-moulded timber frame and dated lintel is within the angle and is now blocked. A later door was added to the gable which has a fire window (left) and small arched light at first floor level. Windows to left are later but rear retains a 2-light double- chamfered mullion window. Interior: central room of house against rear wall has a splat-baluster staircase with triple-roll-moulded oak handrail of unusual quality. The ovolo-moulded newel post has an acorn finial. Chamfered ceiling beams with stepped stops are supported on the principal posts which are visible from the inside only. The Cottage has an inglenook fireplace with ovolo-moulded heck post and deep bressumer beam with similar moulding.

Listing NGR: SD9440801743

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
212651
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03790/30
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