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Chorley (District Authority)
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SD 62625 26738


HOGHTON VIADUCT ROAD SD 62 NW 2/151 Vale House Farmhouse - - II

House, now farmhouse. Later C18, possibly with earlier origins, altered. Watershot coursed sandstone with quoins, stone slate (rear) and slate roof, with brick chimney stacks at the gables. Double-depth 3-bay plan. Three storeys, symmetrical; 1st floor band; eaves brackets; central glazed and panelled door with shallow rectangular 3-pane fanlight, two 4-pane sashed windows at ground floor and 3 at 1st floor, most with splayed stone heads, 3 small 6-pane sashes at 2nd floor. Left gable wall has two 4-pane sashes at ground floor; right gable wall has 3 windows at ground floor and 2 at 1st floor (one blind). Rear has inter alia a doorway with plain surround, above this a tall 2-stage stairlight with flat flush mullion and transom and 3 panes in each light; at 2nd floor two 2-light flush mullion windows with 6 panes in each light, and a single-storey extension to the rear of the 3rd bay. Interior: has 19 rooms including 4 cellars. History: associated with the de Hoghton family of Hoghton tower (q.v.); said to have been built as a gentleman's residence, the farmhouse itself now demolished.

Listing NGR: SD6262526738


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

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Date: 09 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01786/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard L Sweetnam. Source Historic England Archive
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