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Ivy Cottage, Reading Room, and Connecting Buildings in Same Range

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.9126 / 53°54'45"N

Longitude: -2.3429 / 2°20'34"W

OS Eastings: 377571

OS Northings: 446328

OS Grid: SD775463

Mapcode National: GBR DR26.K5

Mapcode Global: WH964.ZXHD

Entry Name: Ivy Cottage, Reading Room, and Connecting Buildings in Same Range

Listing Date: 27 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183468

Location: Sawley, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Sawley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Grindleton St Ambrose

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


SD 775 463
Ivy Cottage, Reading Room, and
3/149 connecting buildings in same range

Row of buildings, probably early C19th and industrial, with medieval
remains, partly converted for domestic use and partly converted into a
Methodist Chapel in 1867. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof.
Ivy Cottage, at the east end, is of 2 storeys, and of one bay to the
south, having tripartite windows with plain stone surrounds and square
mullions. To the right is a door with plain stone surround. The main
range has openings with plain reveals, including 5 doorways on the
ground floor. Towards the left is the chapel, with 3 windows on the 1st
floor with plain stone surrounds and semi-circular heads. To its right
is a chamfered ground-floor window. The west gable wall adjoins the site
of the former Abbey mill and incorporates a wide chamfered fireplace with
segmental head and with a narrower arched recess to its left. On the
1st floor is a blocked chamfered doorway with Tudor-arched head. The
north wall has openings with plain reveals, some 1st floor doors towards
the left reached from an external platform, The chapel, further right,
has 3 windows with plain stone surrounds and semi-circular heads. At the
left is a 1st floor door with similar surround. At the far right is a
chamfered slit opening on the ground floor. Interior not fully inspected,
but 2 ground-floor windows on the north side and one on the south side have
splayed reveals and chamfered inner arches of dressed stone. The site of
the former Abbey Mill, at the west, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SD7757146328

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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