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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.


List entry Number: 1072662



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

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Briercliffe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 184015

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Farmhouse, now house. Probably early C17; altered. Coursed sandstone rubble with large quoins, stone slate roof with gable copings and kneelers (except right gable). T-plan: 2-bay gable-end baffle-entry range with large single-bay rear wing. Two storeys; south front has 4 windows on each floor, those below of 3, 5, 3 and 3 lights, all with deeply recessed mullions, and hoodmoulds, those above mostly altered except the 3rd, which is of 3 similarly recessed lights. Left gable has unusual 2-storey porch set back to the rear corner, with square headed doorway in front wall and above this a large round-headed window with imposts (C18?), and in gable an inserted window at ground floor and little window above. Rear of 1st bay has lean-to addition in angle at ground floor, recessed 2-light window at 1st floor (lacking mullion); rear of 2nd bay has full-height lean-to addition in angle, a little chamfered window at ground floor next to this, and an inserted window on each floor. Rebuilt chimneys at both gables and on centre of ridge. West side of wing has one recessed window at ground floor and coupled similar windows above (lacking all mullions), rear gable has a massive external chimney stack with offsets, terminating with 2 diagonal flues built against the apex of the gable, and a little window at 1st floor left of the stack. Interior: very thick stone internal partition walls, chamfered triangular-headed doorways from 1st bay to 2nd bay (one blocked and altered), to wing and to each floor of porch; rear wing has at ground floor a very large rectangular fireplace with chamfered surround and huge lintel incorporating former bread oven on left and blocked firewindow on right, and in chamber above a smaller square fireplace with lintel inscribed "IE" (= John Ecroyd), a blocked former 2-light window in east wall. Otherwise altered. Reference: RCHM p.135, et passim.

Listing NGR: SD8897236010

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1911), 135

National Grid Reference: SD 88972 36010


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