ASHLAR HOUSE AND ASHLAR COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1243453
Date first listed:
29-Jan-1988
Statutory Address:
ASHLAR COTTAGE, BARROWFORD ROAD
Statutory Address:
ASHLAR HOUSE, BARROWFORD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
ASHLAR COTTAGE, BARROWFORD ROAD
Statutory Address:
ASHLAR HOUSE, BARROWFORD ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Pendle (District Authority)
Parish:
Higham-with-West Close Booth
National Grid Reference:
SD 82177 36995

History

House, dated 1594, in 2 occupations at time of listing. It may have originated as a Catholic Chapel and dwelling house for a priest, and was known at one stage as the New House within the Forest of Pendle, standing in that part known as the Fence. The House is purported to have been used during the Lancashire witch trials of 1612. Two of the chief protagonists, Old Demdike (Elizabeth Southernes) and Old Chattox (Ann Whittle), were taken there for examination of their evidence by the local Justice, Roger Nowell of Read Hall.

Details

Stone. Stone slate roof, stone coping with finials at gable and eaves. 3-cell linear plan. Two storeys and three bays. 2 storeyed porch, between first and second bays, with kneelers terminated by tall finials. Two moulded tablets read 1594/Richard/Grimshaw/John Box. Fear God, know thyself/Honor the / Prince NH. Moulded, four-centred arch-headed doorway. One 3-light stone mullion and transom window on first floor. Moulded string at first floor and eaves level. To left of porch are 3-light stone mullion and transom window. To right, plain doorway inserted on large mullion and transom window. 3-lights remain on left. One 5-light window similar. All windows on ground floor have moulded and returned dripstones on first floor. One 3-light, one 6-light and one 5-light window similar. The 6-light window is divided by a broad centre mullion. Some windows have masons marks. Interior has one stone moulded doorway with decorated head. RCHM report short king post truss roof. (45/p152/RCHM).

Listing NGR: SD8217736995

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
186313
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Thomas Potts, , James Crossley, , The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster , (1745)
Other
Lancashire County Archaeology Service, Ashlar (Hachiller) House (New House) and Ashlar Cottage, Higham with West Close Booth, 25 January 2012,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 18 Jul 2002
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