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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: 1084313



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


District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1989

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 358740

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STANDISH STANDISH WOOD LANE SD50 NE 5/150 Upper Standish Wood Fold Cottages II A pair of dwellings, but originally a single house. Late C16 and C17 with C20 alterations and additions. Coursed rubble sandstone, largely whitewashed, rendered in part; concrete tile gable end roofs. Plan and development: the house, which at first was partly timber framed, consists of a central hall (originally open but heated by a stack or smoke bay from the beginning) with end wings. The north wing is integral with the hall and lies probably at the lower end with services below and principal chamber above. The cross passage is marked by a secondary or spare truss. The wing at the other end may have replaced an earlier structure, but is a separate build (see vertical masonry joint) with a different roof type. The hall is heated by an end stack (which now also heats the S wing). The N wing is heated by a lateral external stack. Now (excluding additions) 2 storeys throughout. Exterior: Despite later (mainly C20) accretions consisting of a rear lean-to and another large crazy-paving lean-to at the S end (neither of which are of interest) the original structure is clearly visible with several early windows (some blocked). These are the only windows of historic interest and comprise: S wing, W end a blocked 3-light window with large diamond mullions set indirectly above another similar with C19 casements, and with traces of a third (also blocked) in the gable wall; S wing, S side, one similar 3-light window to 1st floor. N wing, with a possibly early opening to W face, 1st floor; hall , E with one sliding sash window. It is likely that evidence for other early windows lies concealed. Interior: large expanse of timber framing visible between hall and N wing with large posts and curved struts with (probably) a king post roof to hall. Nearby spere truss tie beam marks position of cross passage. N wing contains early C17 splat baluster stair, and ceiling beam with quadrant moulding. Side purlin roof with principals pegged and morticed. S wing with queen strut roof; much rougher ceiling beams exposed to ground floor.

Listing NGR: SD5632008457

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National Grid Reference: SD 56320 08457


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