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Latitude: 53.5972 / 53°35'50"N
Longitude: -2.527 / 2°31'37"W
OS Eastings: 365219
OS Northings: 411312
OS Grid: SD652113
Mapcode National: GBR BVSV.Q7
Mapcode Global: WH97M.4VY5
Entry Name: Ridgemont House Masonic Hall
Listing Date: 19 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067325
English Heritage Legacy ID: 210503
Location: Horwich, Bolton, BL6
Civil Parish: Horwich
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Horwich Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
HORWICH CHORLEY OLD ROAD
SD 61 SE (south side)
4/22 Ridgemont House
House, now Masonic Hall. Early C19. Stucco with stone
dressings and hipped stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 8 bays,
3-bay centre breaks forward under pediment. Sill bands and
top cornice. Windows have plain surrounds and are sashed
with glazing bars and horns. Central 1st floor window in
recess with consoles to top cornice; pediment above has
round recess. Entrance has semi-circular porch with 2 Doric
columns and 2 demi-columns 6-panel door. 3 cross-axial
stacks. Right return of 4 bays is similar. Rear has 3-bay
bow to left hand end and entrance with inscription above; 4
lines from The Task by William Cowper referring to
greenhouse, possibly indicating former conservatory.
Interior has stair with iron balusters and 4 six-panel
doors. Built for Thomas Ridgway, one of the founders of
Walsuches Bleach Works.
Listing NGR: SD6521911312
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