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Upper Gore Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Altcar, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5227 / 53°31'21"N

Longitude: -2.9637 / 2°57'49"W

OS Eastings: 336206

OS Northings: 403329

OS Grid: SD362033

Mapcode National: GBR 7WRP.5X

Mapcode Global: WH86N.FQY8

Entry Name: Upper Gore Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 May 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357894

Location: Great Altcar, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L31

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Civil Parish: Great Altcar

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Altcar St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SD 30 SE GREAT ALTCAR BELLS LANE

12/4 Upper Gore Farmhouse

II

Former farmhouse. Late C17 (probably 1676, re-used datestone) with C18 alterations, extensively renovated and altered in part, 1990. Earlier work in coursed gray rubble, the rest brick in English garden wallbond, all on a stone plinth, under Welsh slate roof. T-plan overall. The development of the house is not clear. The rear wing has 3 rooms. The 2 rooms furthest from the front range (in stone with C17 detailing) share a large central fireplace and is quoined to all corners. This is an unusual plan for a house of this status and it is likely that it abutted a timber-framed structure now replaced in brick but sharing the same stone plinth. The front range, although rebuilt, retains its 3-room, cross-passage plan, the passage now containing late C18 stairs, exceptionally wide. Front range. Irregular, 3 windows, all under segmental heads. 3-light casements to 1st, 2 and 3-light casements to ground floor. Off-centre doorway under slate pentice. Left-hand end wall rebuilt in brick; right return with 3-light casement to each floor. Rear of right-hand room with 1990 inserted windows; a rear external stack has been removed. Brick part of rear wing with porch in angle re-using C17 doorway (re-set lintel : RGK 1676). Stone section : elevation to farmyard, 1st floor with 2-3 light windows with chamfered and rebated surrounds and diamond mullions (one of them in red sandstone) the position of a small chamfered former stair light has been removed. Ground-floor with 2 replaced windows and doorway to left. End wall with similar C17 windows, of 3 lights to ground and 1st floor (under hood moulds) both deeply rebated, and a plainer 2-light mullioned window lighting attic. Rear with one 3-light mullioned window to both floors, and a single-light window with chamfered surround in addition to 1st floor.

Interior: Boxed ceiling beams. Some internal partitions removed. Roof, although
considerably altered, retains C17 trusses to rear and one full cruck truss (retained
from the older building) to the front range. The house and the farmbuildings (the
latter much rebuilt although retaining C17 features and a 1694 datestone) enclose a
good cobbled yard. I

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The following building shall be added:

SD 30 SE GREAT ALTCAR BELLS LANE
Upper Gore
12/4 Farmhouse

II

Former farmhouse. Late C17 (probably 1676, re-used datestone) with C18 altera-
tions. Earlier work in coursed gray rubble, the rest brick in English garden
wallbond, all on a stone plinth, under Welsh slate roof. T-plan overall. The
development of the house is not clear. The rear wing has 3 rooms. The 2 rooms
furtherest from the front range (in stone with C17 detailing) share a large central
fireplace and is quoined to all corners. This is an unusual plan for a house of
this status and it is likely that it abutted a timber-framed structure now replaced
in brick but sharing the same stone plinth. The front range, although rebuilt,
retains its 3-room, cross-passage plan, the passage now containing late C18 stairs,
exceptionally wide. Front range. Irregular, 3 windows, all under segmental heads.
3-light casements to 1st, 2 and 3-light casements to ground floor. Off-centre
doorway under slate pentice. Left-hand end wall rebuilt in brick; right return
with 3-light casement to each floor. Rear of right-hand room with large external
stack with set-offs. Brick part of rear wing with porch in angle re-using C17
doorway (re-set lintel : RGK 1676). Stone section : elevation to farmyard, 1st
floor with 2-3 light windows with chamfered and rebated surrounds and diamond
mullions (one of them in red sandstone) with small chamfered former stair light
between. Ground-floor with 2 replaced windows (one under segmental head) and
doorway to left. End wall with similar C17 windows, of 3 lights to ground and 1st
floor (under hood moulds) both deeply rebated, and a plainer 2-light mullioned
window lighting attic. Rear with one 3-light mullioned window to both floors, and
a single-light window with chamfered surround in addition to 1st floor. Wide
doorway with half-glazed door set close to end wall.

Interior: much of interest probably concealed under later cladding. Boxed ceiling
beams. Roof, although considerably altered, retains C17 trusses to rear and one
large truss (retained from the older building) to the front range. The house and
the farmbuildings (the latter much rebuilt although retaining C17 features and a
1694 datestone) enclose a good cobbled yard.


Listing NGR: SD3620603329

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