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Iron Barn Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bretherton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6778 / 53°40'39"N

Longitude: -2.7895 / 2°47'22"W

OS Eastings: 347947

OS Northings: 420434

OS Grid: SD479204

Mapcode National: GBR 8TYX.WC

Mapcode Global: WH85Z.3TYF

Entry Name: Iron Barn Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184276

Location: Bretherton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR26

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Bretherton

Built-Up Area: Bretherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Bretherton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 42 SE
3/25 Iron Barn Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, now house. Early C17 altered in C18, recently renovated.
Colour-washed handmade brick on plinth of red sandstone, roof of stone slate
(front) and slate (rear). Three-bay baffle-entry plan with projecting porch,
later additions to front and rear of 1st bay. Two storeys; high chamfered
plinth; single-storey gabled porch, in line with ridge chimney at junction of
2nd and 3rd bays, with round-headed outer opening, stone side benches, and
studded board door with ornamental strap hinges, in pegged oak doorcase with
Tudor-arched lintel; segmental-headed 3-light sliding sash window on each side
at ground floor, and 3 small 2-light sliding sashes at 1st floor, that in the
centre segmental-headed, and all these windows with small panes; gabled
single-storey addition to front of 1st bay was formerly a dairy. Rear: all
windows altered and enlarged (probably in C19), that in centre now French
window breaking plinth. Interior: 1/4-round moulded lateral beams in 2nd and
3rd bays, one with a concave brace dying into the rear wall and another with a
blocked mortice in the same position; brick chimney stack with back-to-back
fireplaces which have Tudor-arched stone lintels on stone corbels, and on one
side a round-arched recess which may have been for a bread oven; at 1st floor
blocked mortices in the soffit of a beam close to the chimney stack suggesting
a former smoke bay; roof has kingpost truss with wattle holes in soffit.

Listing NGR: SD4794720434

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

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