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Lower Lench Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitewell, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.69 / 53°41'23"N

Longitude: -2.258 / 2°15'28"W

OS Eastings: 383062

OS Northings: 421531

OS Grid: SD830215

Mapcode National: GBR DTNR.YZ

Mapcode Global: WHB8H.9J12

Plus Code: 9C5VMPQR+XR

Entry Name: Lower Lench Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185807

Location: Whitewell, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitewell

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Newchurch St Nicholas with St John

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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6/228 Lower Lench Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, late medieval or early C16, much altered (probably in C18), now
farmhouse and outbuilding. Sandstone rubble with quoins, house whitewashed,
tiled roof to house otherwise stone slate. Long range of building, possibly
originally 5 bays or more, the house now occupying only the first 2 bays. Two
storeys: at junction of 1st and 2nd bays a wide single-storey gabled porch
used as dairy, to the right of this a 3-light double-chamfered stone mullion
window (lacking one mullion); to the left covered by outbuilding, an altered
window; and at 1st floor 2 stepped triple-light windows (some lights with
glazing bars) with some evidence of other lights blocked. External features
of continuation of the building to the right are of less interest than the
base of one cruck blade visible in the dividing wall abutting the front wall,
and a window in the rear wall which has 3 round-headed lights with hollow
spandrels, and in the bay or bays at the right end, beams and joists all with
tongue-stopped chamfer. In centre of rear wall under an outbuilding is a
Tudor-arched doorway with a broad chamfered surround; and beneath the 2nd bay
of building is a cellar with semi-circular vaulted roof. History: said to
have been resting house, possibly for monks, on old road from Rochdale to
Colne (now visible only as winding grassy track to the east side of the

Listing NGR: SD8306221531

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