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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: 1203643



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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Charnock Richard

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 357536

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5/21 Lower House Farmhouse 17.4.1967 - II*

Farmhouse, dated 1654, now house. Brick with stone plinth, quoins and dressings; concrete tile roof with one chimney on the ridge, another behind ridge at right end. Three-bay baffle-entry plan with short outshut to rear of 3rd and part of 2nd bay. Two storeys. Two-storey gabled porch at junction of 1st and 2nd bays has moulded stone entrance with Tudor arched lintel; a hoodmould to the lintel and above this a datestone in arched frame with worn lettering: E ; H C 1654

on 3 sides at 1st floor level are 3-light windows with segmental relieving arches, and on apex of gable is a lozenge pattern of headers. To the left is one window on each floor, to the right 2 windows each floor, all originally 6-lights with chamfered brick mullions and unusual paired segmental relieving arches, but all ground floor windows are now casements and those to the right have stone heads. Right gable wall has 4 windows, 3 with single segmental relieving arches and 2 of these with 2 chamfered brick mullions. Windows in rear wall have brick hoodmoulds, some have chamfered brick mullions; back door to ist bay has moulded stone jambs and arched lintel with a dripstone over it. Ends of 2 inglenook bressummers are exposed. Interior: unusually complete survival of features of the period including back-to-back inglenook hearths with bressummers, beams with depressed ΒΌ-round moulding and stops, a spiral newel staircase (in outshut) and a quarter-turn staircase in kitchen; original board doors; cross-corner parlour fireplace. History: belonged to estate of Charnocks of Astley; building in Commonwealth period and use of brick on site adjoining quarry are unusual.

Listing NGR: SD5593716268

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National Grid Reference: SD 55937 16268


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