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

Chorley (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 53264 14934


HESKIN WITHINGTON LANE SD 51 SW 13/135 Stanley Wives Farmhouse - - II

Farmhouse, now house. Probably later C17, altered and part remodelled in C18 and C19. Mostly cruck-framed with cladding of brick on high plinth of sandstone rubble, with corrugated asbestos sheet roof, except 3rd bay which is all brick with stone slate roof. Rectangular 3-bay baffle-entry plan. One and a half storeys with 3rd bay rebuilt as 2-storey crosswing within the rectangle. Upper part of front part wall of first 2 bays rebuilt in common brick, openings remodelled with large splayed stone heads: main doorway in line with ridge/junction chimney stack at right hand end of 2nd bay, another door to the 1st bay, and to the left of each door a casement window; dormer casement in eaves of 2nd bay; 3rd bay has one C19 vertical rectangular window on each floor. Large chimney stack at junction of 2nd bay and wing, the sheet roof here interrupted by stone slate on a lower level; small brick chimney at left gable. Left gable wall has exposed raised cruck truss with tie beam, infilling of common brick. Rear has small outshut to staircase at junction of 2nd bay and wing, with a 3-light sliding sash window, and small lean-to addition to 1st bay. Interior: housepart in centre has heck with peephole, one large cambered beam with unstopped ovolo moulding; cruck blades visible in partition, which has framed doorway with cambered lintel. 3rd bay has 2 longitudinal beams similarly decorated; 1st bay is partitioned; re-located staircase to rear of main hearth in 2nd bay, rising in 3rd bay; at 1st floor substantial remains of original cruck-framed structure, including a raised truss in the partition between the 1st and 2nd bays, this and the truss in the gable wall both with collars, yokes, and trenched windbraced purlins carrying original rafters; doorway framed into 2nd truss has nicked cambered lintel.

Listing NGR: SD5326414934


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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: 29 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03115/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Simon Barker. Source Historic England Archive
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