THE BRIARS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1073553
Date first listed:
29-Jul-1966
Statutory Address:
THE BRIARS, WHITWORTH SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BRIARS, WHITWORTH SQUARE

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Rossendale (District Authority)
Parish:
Whitworth
National Grid Reference:
SD 88650 17655

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/01/2012

SD 81 NE 29.7.1966 11/263

WHITWORTH WHITWORTH SQUARE The Briars

(Formerly listed as No. 3 Whitworth Square)

GV II

House, dated 1763 by deeds, with rear addition of. early C19. Watershot coursed sandstone with quoins, slate roof with chimney on ridge and at right gable, and 3 skylights. Two-bay plan, originally single depth but extended to rear to house later staircase. Basement and 2½ storeys; front to square symmetrical, original central door up steps to raised ground floor anciently blocked, 2 tall windows on each floor, all with prominent plain surrounds and now with shutters and top-hung casements; left corner chamfered at ground floor; both return walls have one window on each floor like those at the front, and an oval attic light, right return has basement door and window in addition, and rear extension has tall sashed stairlight with glazing bars. Interior altered but contains some doors with 6 fielded panels. History: said to have been built as lodging for visitors seeking treatment from John Taylor, the "Whitworth doctor" of Whitworth House (q.v.

Listing NGR: SD8865017655

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
185842
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05415/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Andy Marshall. Source Historic England Archive
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