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Hesketh Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Penwortham, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.746 / 53°44'45"N

Longitude: -2.7609 / 2°45'39"W

OS Eastings: 349918

OS Northings: 428004

OS Grid: SD499280

Mapcode National: GBR T0J.FG

Mapcode Global: WH85S.K3JL

Entry Name: Hesketh Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357987

Location: Penwortham, South Ribble, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: South Ribble

Civil Parish: Penwortham

Built-Up Area: Works, nr Howick Cross

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Penwortham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


3/82 Hesketh Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, now house, dated 1700 but probably earlier and extended at
that date. Brick (some recent) slate roof, with some stone slates at
rear and on outshut. Plan T-shaped with cross-wing on right. Two
storeys with garrets, one ridge chimneystack to each range of building.
Segmental-headed doorway to cross-passage near the angle, with plank door
and datestone over with incised cursive lettering:

Walton Ellin
his wife and
their son Ano
Domi 1700

Windows are now casements with segmental heads, but there are blocked
former window openings, some with C17-type brick hoodmoulds in left
gable. Rear and side walls of crosswing have brick bands. There is a
blocked doorway beneath the stairlight window in the crosswing.
Interior: housepart in 2nd bay has hearth backing onto cross-passage,
blocked inglenook with cambered bressumer and heck-post, (former door to
dairy in 1st bay now blocked); in several rooms beams with stopped ovolo
moulding;dog-leg staircase in centre of crosswing has string, turned
balusters, moulded handrail with raised grip and is lettered on the
string "T W E 1700"; a quarter-turn stair of similar pattern from 1st
floor to attic of 1st bay. Door from cross-passage to housepart is of
heavily studded planks(probably original entrance); some other doors on
both floors have 2 bolection-moulded panels and similarly-moulded
diamond-shaped insets. Brick smoke hoods to both hearths. Roof to 1st
and 2nd bays has 2 trusses composed of tie-beams, collars, and 2 pairs
of trenched windbraced purlins, and junction wall has a 2-light unglazed
brick mullion window, indicating original gable wall.

Listing NGR: SD4991828004

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

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