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ROSCOE LOWE FARMHOUSE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: ROSCOE LOWE FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1072563

Location

ROSCOE LOWE FARMHOUSE, ROSCOE LOWE BROW

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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Anderton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 184259

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Details

ANDERTON ROSCOE LOWE BROW SD 61 SW 14/8 Roscoe Lowe Farmhouse l7.4.67 GV II

Farmhouse of 2 builds, dated 1683 and 1759, the first containing earlier fabric and now used as store. Squared sandstone with quoins, stone slate roofs. L-shaped plan formed by addition of 1759 at right angles to west gable of earlier building. Two storeys, on sloping site, the later part higher. This is 3 bays, symmetrical except that right end overlaps gable of older part, has gable chimneys, a central doorway with simple moulded architrave, 2 windows at ground floor and 3 above, all relatively large with splayed stone heads, the upper of 3, 2, and 3 lights with chamfered flush mullions, the lower altered as 2-light top-hung casements; the lintel of the 2-light window at 1st floor above the door is inscribed 0 S M 1759 (= Samuel Oldknow). Left gable has a 2-light attic window formerly mullioned, rear has a round-headed 3-stage stairlight with chamfered transoms and central mullion, a small window at ground level below this; right gable, mostly covered by lean-to addition, has an attic window like that in the left gable. The older part is 2 bays, much altered in C18, when it appears to have been raised and cased in stone; the re-entrant or south side has a blocked doorway in the centre, 3-light chamfered flush flush-mullion windows at ground floor and 1st floor right, an altered window at 1st floor left, and close to the junction a little square window at 1st floor lighting a staircase: the north side has a large single-storey gabled porch altered as a washhouse, the gable incorporating a worn datestone lettered in relief (?) F, a doorway and a window in the 1683 both sides of this, another doorway to the left of it, and an altered 3-light window above. The interior of this part has a timber framed partition with remains of a cruck blade at ground floor of the north end; and in the 1st bay, entered from the porch, a structure which may have been an inglenook. History: from this house Samuel Oldknow operated a putting-out system in the local textile industry before moving to Stockport and developing a spinning mill at Mellor.

Listing NGR: SD6176613364

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National Grid Reference: SD 61766 13364

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