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Chorley (District Authority)
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SD 51510 17611


ECCLESTON TOWNGATE SD 51 NW 9/105 Manor House Farmhouse 17.4.67 (formerly listed as Brick House Farmhouse) GV II

Formerly known as Brick Hall. Farmhouse. Probably C16, part rebuilt and much enlarged in C17; altered. Handmade brick with stone quoins on plinth of stone blocks, all now covered with roughcast painted white; renovated stone slate roof on 2 levels. T-plan: 2-bay south range on east-west axis with 2-bay rear wing, the north end of which is lower and perhaps earlier, with large lean-to kitchen added in west angle. Two storeys and attic; present entrance in north side of lean-to (original entrance probably at north-east corner: see below, Interior); the principal feature of interest externally are stone mullion windows with chamfered reveals and recessed chamfered mullions (some of these with block stools): in west gable, 4 lights with a label on each floor and 2 lights in the attic; in east gable, 4 lights at 1st floor and 3 in attic, both with labels; on south side two of 2 lights at 1st floor; in rear east angle four of 2 lights (one on each floor of each wall); and in west side of rear wing 3 lights on each floor (the lower inside the lean-to). Other openings altered. One chimney on south slope of roof, one on gable of north wing, and a cut-down chimney at the corner with the lean-to. Interior: north end of rear wing contains inglenook fireplace with heck wall (suggesting original entrance at east side of this), and bressummer, and 2 longitudinal beams, all with stopped deep chamfer; extensive post-and-rail timber framing, framed-in studded board doors with arched or cambered lintels; stop-chamfered beams in all rooms of south range; dog-legged wooden staircase with exposed wattle-staves, but crossing window at ground floor of north wing; possible position of former stairs on opposite side of this wing, where doorway is raised over cellar. History: home of Dicconson family in C17: reference VCH Lancs VI p.165 (illustration).

Listing NGR: SD5151017611


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Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1911), 165


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: 01 Jul 2005
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