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White Hill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Goosnargh, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8615 / 53°51'41"N

Longitude: -2.6367 / 2°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 358222

OS Northings: 440776

OS Grid: SD582407

Mapcode National: GBR BR0S.YH

Mapcode Global: WH96D.G6NJ

Entry Name: White Hill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185928

Location: Goosnargh, Preston, Lancashire, PR3

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Civil Parish: Goosnargh

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whitechapel St James

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


2/81 White Hill Farmhouse


Farmhouse, later C17, altered in C19. Coursed sandstone rubble with plinth
and quoins (front painted white, rear rendered), slate roof. Modified T-plan:
one-bay main range with projecting porch, 2-bay crosswing with stair turret in
rear angle. Chimney at left gable, 2 side-wall chimneys to wing. Two storeys
and garrets; 2-storey gabled porch close to left end has a moulded
Tudor-arched outer doorway with a hoodmould from which rises a carved stone
panel displaying a coat of arms with cresting (arms of Aughton branch of the
Hesketh family), a 16-pane sashed window above; outer doorway contains modern
double doors, inner has heavily studded oak door; narrow re-entrant to the
right has a 3-light chamfered mullion window at ground floor, a blocked square
window above; wing has a hoodmould to a former ground floor window in the
re-entrant side, two 16-pane sashes on each floor of the gable. Right return
wall of wing has hoodmould to a former window at 1st floor of the front bay, a
single-storey lean-to porch to the other. Left end wall has a transomed
6-light window at 1st floor; rear has, inter alia, a 5-light chamfered mullion
window with hoodmould at ground floor, a stairlight cross window and a garret
light. Interior: altered, but contains large beams with tongue-stopped
chamfer, principally in the present passage, in the front bay of the wing, and
in the main range behind the porch, one of these on a large moulded corbel,
and another, also supported by a corbel, flush with the rear wall of this
part. History: built by Hesketh family (descended from Heskeths of Rufford)
who were Catholics, inter-married with the Threlfalls of Ashes (Church Lane,
q.v.), took part in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, were attainted of high
treason and consequently forfeited their estates. Reference: Fishwick
Goosnargh pp. 159-62 (Other hall houses in this parish with comparable history
include Bullsnape Hall and Blake Hall and Ashes and White Lee farmhouses,

Listing NGR: SD5822240776

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