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Dovecote House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7048 / 53°42'17"N

Longitude: -2.6485 / 2°38'54"W

OS Eastings: 357287

OS Northings: 423347

OS Grid: SD572233

Mapcode National: GBR 9TYL.DN

Mapcode Global: WH975.942N

Entry Name: Dovecote House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072449

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357599

Location: Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Clayton-le-Woods

Built-Up Area: Bamber Bridge

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whittle-le-Woods St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


3/83 Dovecote House Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, dated 1698 but possibly earlier. Stone plinth, handmade
brick, slate roof with one chimney on the ridge and on at right gable.
Three-bay baffle-entry plan, with rear outshuts to 1st and 3rd bays, later
single storey rubble extension to front of 1st bay. Two storeys and
attic. 1st floor band; double saw-toothed 2nd floor band; 2 tie plates.
2-storey gabled porch at junction of 1st and 2nd bays, with large
rectangular stone lintel lettered in relief G and heavily-studded
inner board door; small modern window in blocked original window; 3
small openings in apex of gable. Except ground floor window to 2nd
bay (altered), all windows have splayed brick heads and altered glazing.
Left return wall has a door and window at ground floor, and an attic
window; rear has single-storey outshut to 1st bay, 2-storey outshut to
3rd bay, a blocked 1st floor window and 4 altered windows all with
segmental brick relieving arches (one of these is stairlight).
Interior: back-to-back inglenook fireplaces with moulded bressummers;
ΒΌ-round moulded beams throughout; partitioned 3rd bay has parlour with
cross-corner fireplace; good half-turn staircase with landings, string,
newel posts with ball finials, turned balusters; timber-framed 1st floor
partition walls; roof trusses probably re-used cruck blades.

Listing NGR: SD5728723347

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

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