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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: 1133773



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


District: Calderdale

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Todmorden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Feb-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 338984

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SD 92NW TODMORDEN (former M.B.) ASHES LANE SD 949253 Lower Ashes Farmhouse 2/5 (formerly listed as 26.11.66. Lower Ashes) - and attached gate piers

G.V. II*

House, dating from 1610 with alterations dated 1759. Large dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. Double pile on plan. 3-room through-passage plan. South front of 5 linear divisions. All are double chamfered mullioned windows. lst division has 4-light window, with same over (lacking 2 mullions). 2nd division has 5-light window, with 4-light over with to either side inserted 2-light windows (C20) in keeping. 3rd division, former window of 3 lights. 4th division, doorway with chamfered jambs, altered lintel dated 1610. Over is 2-light chamfered mullioned window. 5th division, 6-light window with 6-light chamfered mullioned window over. 3 stacks to ridge. One to each gable which is coped with kneelers and ball finial; one other backs onto through passage. North front reads from left 5-light window with 6-light chamfered mullioned window over. Doorway with cyma moulded surround has inscribed tablet over inset with in deeply moulded surround, which reads A C M. (For Anthony and 1759 Mary Crossley of the Scaitcliffe Hall family see Burnley Road q.v.). 5-light window with 4-light chamfered mullioned window over. 3-light window. Set between, at 1st floor, is taking-in door with stop chamfered cyma-moulded surround (blocked). 5-light window (lacking 2 mullions) with 4-light chamfered window over (lacking 2 mullions). West gable has extruded stack with many offsets). Attached to either end is stone wall with dressed cappings, ramped to shaped gable to west under which is doorway. To east, tall gate piers with rusticated quoins, entablature, deeply moulded cornice surmounted by ball finials. Interior: Through passage has doorway from north door forming inner porch with cyma-moulded surround. 2 doors with chamfered surround lead to east. One to west leads into passage. To north is room with small segmental arched fireplace. To south is larger segmental arched fireplace, both with cyma- moulded surround and joggled skewbacks. Doorway with straight lintel and chamfered surround leads from housebody into parlour. Eastern chamber is formed by large room open to roof, a former warehouse connected with textile manufacture. Fireplace with stop chamfered jambs. An important example of a cloth merchant's house, mid C18.

Listing NGR: SD9494225318

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National Grid Reference: SD 94942 25318


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