Dearden Fold Farmhouse


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Dearden Fold Farmhouse, Bury Old Road, Ainsworth, Bolton, BL2 5PL


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Statutory Address:
Dearden Fold Farmhouse, Bury Old Road, Ainsworth, Bolton, BL2 5PL

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

Bury (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:


SD 71 SE 5/92

BURY OLD ROAD Dearden Fold Farmhouse II* Probably C16, with C17 and later alterations and additions. Former hall. Timber-framed, with stone walls partly rebuilt in brown brick. Two storeys. Four windows, including two in gabled sections (one somewhat advanced); altered casements. Entrance door in gabled porch is studded and cross-boarded with ornamental strap hinges. Stone slab roof.

Interior has massive bevelled beams, including one over hearth on moulded corbel, and stopped bevelled, cross-beams (part of first floor inserted perhaps in C17). Upper portion of pointed arch of massive hewn timbers, bevelled, visible on first floor, with carved boss at apex (below post above). Timber-framed cross wall said to have wattle and daub panels. Six-panel door of Tudor pattern on ground floor and later cupboard with fielded panel and H hinges.

Listing NGR: SD 75836 10165


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Muschamp, , Contribution to the History of the Township of Ainsworth


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: 15 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/02774/23
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