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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: 1388038



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


District: Bolton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Apr-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 476036

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SD7311SW FIRWOOD FOLD 797-1/11/90 (North side) 23/04/52 No.10


House. Probably C16. Timber-framed internally, clad in coursed and squared stone, and rendered in side elevations. Thatched roof. EXTERIOR AND PLAN: one-and-a-half storeys, 2 unit plan, built with gable facing street. Gable wall has 4-light stone mullioned window with drop-ended hoodmould to ground floor, and 2-light horizontally sliding sash window above. Asymmetrical roof, interrupted by brick stack on stone plinth rising from right-hand corner. Original entrance now disused immediately adjacent to the gable in the long return, which is otherwise largely blind. Present entrance towards rear in C20 extension. INTERIOR: internally, the house retains the 2-unit form of a small yeoman's house of the C16 or early C17; internal timber-framed partition wall incorporating staircase, corner fireplace in front room, the moulded jambs of the 4-centred arch original, the arch itself C20. Rear room has lateral stack (probably an insertion). Roughly chamfered cross beams in each room. Roof structure includes 3 raised cruck trusses with collars, braced to purlins; they are situated in the internal cross wall, and adjacent to each gable wall, where the form of the timberwork suggests that the roof structure formerly included a hipped gablet at the apex of each gable wall. HISTORY: the house was the birthplace of Samuel Crompton in 1753.

Listing NGR: SD7321811106

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National Grid Reference: SD 73218 11106


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