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Rockcliffe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bacup, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6941 / 53°41'38"N

Longitude: -2.209 / 2°12'32"W

OS Eastings: 386294

OS Northings: 421981

OS Grid: SD862219

Mapcode National: GBR FT0Q.KH

Mapcode Global: WHB8J.1DCW

Entry Name: Rockcliffe House

Listing Date: 19 June 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185617

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Greensclough

Built-Up Area: Bacup

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Tunstead Holy Trinity with Bacup St Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


7/40 Rockcliffe House

Large house, 1891, by Smith and Cross of Rochdale for J.H. Maden; now
2 dwellings. Ashlar, hipped slate roof with 2 chimney stacks at
each side wall. T-plan: square main block 3x3 bays, with rectangular
service wing to rear. Two storeys, symmetrical, in classical style,
with pilasters, cornice, balustraded parapet with urns; windows sashed
without glazing bars; pedimented centre breaking forwards slightly has
square porch with fluted Composite columns, dentilled cornice,
balustraded balcony with urns; round-headed doorway with panelled
pilasters; 1st floor window with a cornice. Flanking bays have ground
floor canted bay windows with carved aprons and balustraded parapets,
1st floor windows with pediments. Right return wall has pilasters
making a wide middle bay containing at ground floor a pilastered doorway
flanked by windows, and at 1st floor a window with carved entablature
and segmental pediment, flanked by fielded panels; narrow outer bays
have ground floor window and 1st floor coved niche with an urn on a
semi-circular table. Left return wall (to garden) has 3 windows each
floor: offset left of centre a canted bay window and a 1st floor window
with a pediment, similar pedimented windows at ground floor, and cornices
to the other 1st floor windows; carved plinth below ground floor windows.
Interior: dog-legged staircase with semi-circular winding, ornamental
iron balusters; very elaborate moulded plaster cornice and ceiling rose
in front right ground floor room (originally dining room).

Listing NGR: SD8629421981

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

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