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Burnley (District Authority)
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SD 87824 28361



6/22 The Holme 1.4.1953 - II*

House, now (1985) old people's home. Probably early C17, with extensions and alterations date variously 1717, 1796 and 1854. Coursed squared sandstone, mostly watershot, stone slate roof. Now modified H-plan, incorporating hall range and east (right) wing of C17 build, and west wing rebuilt in early C18, with 1854 additions to rear making a rear courtyard (now enclosed). Two storeys; hall range has former doorway (altered as window) close to the angle with the left wing, a moulded dripcourse stepped over this and continued over recessed mullioned ground floor windows of 4 and 4 lights but broken in the centre between these by a C19 gabled porch to an inserted doorway; and at 1st floor similar windows of 2, 3 and 5 + 5 lights (with a king mullion): all these windows with ovolo-and-fillet mullions. Gables of both wings have C17-style recessed mullioned windows in elongated form of c.1800, with hoodmoulds: 10 lights on each floor of left wing, 8 on each floor of right wing; both wings have projecting eaves supported on moulded brackets. Re-entrant angle of right wing has downspout bracket dated 1796. Return wall of left wing has two tall recessed chamfered-mullion windows of 2 lights, a datestone between them with raised lettering W ; and towards the rear T A l717 2-stage flush mullion window with 4-lights above and 2 below, all these at 1st floor (ground floor covered by additions). Return wall of right wing has various recessed mullion windows. Rear (and rear wing) in similar style, has inter alia at gabled stair turret with large 3-stage mullion-and-transom stairlight. Interior: extravagent C19 fittings and decoration in C17 style, including staircase with stained glass window, beams, panelling, and fireplaces with carved wooden overmantels; wide arched stone fireplace with flanking round-headed doorways (a feature original to some contemporary houses in this area, and perhaps also here); at lst floor a water closet with exceptionally wide panelled wooden seat with arm rests (probably early Victorian, designed to accommodate the crinoline). History: home of the Whitaker family (T.D. Whitaker, historian). Reference: RCHM pp. 140-1.

Listing NGR: SD8782428361


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Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1911), 140-1


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: 19 Oct 2005
Reference: IOE01/14324/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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