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

West Lancashire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 45464 20742


TARLETON PLOX BROW SD 42 SE 4/61 No.20 (Topping's Farmhouse) - GV II

Farmhouse. Dated 1651 on lintel of inner doorway of porch; altered. Handmade brick, painted white, slate roof. Three-bay baffle-entry plan, with service wing to rear of 3rd bay. Two storeys; single-storey gabled porch in line with ridge chimney at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays, the wooden lintel of the inner door inscribed "1651"; one window each side of the porch and 4 at 1st floor, all large rectangular alterations (probably c.1800) with altered glazing, but those at ground floor breaking the labels of earlier windows, and in the 1st bay another label with its right-hand returned end stepped up as if to link with another (evidence of blocked doorway to the right). Left gable wall (down a slope at this end) has remains of a label over an altered cellar window, the wall is set back slightly at 1st floor, and there is another long label at this level. Rear has a continuous label at ground floor with 2 short and one long step-ups, a blocked doorway, remains of another label to the 1st bay, and various windows similar to those at the front, including a 2-light sliding sash on each floor of the centre. Interior: housepart in middle bay has 2 ovolo-moulded longitudinal beams tenoned into a full-width lateral beam (or bressummer) near the chimney stack; one chamfered beam in 3rd bay; formerly 2 doorways to 1st bay (one blocked).

Listing NGR: SD4546420742


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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 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/08839/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roy Finch. Source Historic England Archive
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