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THE BRIARS

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: THE BRIARS

List entry Number: 1073553

Location

THE BRIARS, WHITWORTH SQUARE

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

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Whitworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Jul-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 185842

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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

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National Grid Reference: SD 88650 17655

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