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Ashes Farmhouse with Wall Surrounding Front Garden

A Grade II* Listed Building in Longridge, Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8321 / 53°49'55"N

Longitude: -2.6177 / 2°37'3"W

OS Eastings: 359446

OS Northings: 437490

OS Grid: SD594374

Mapcode National: GBR BS54.21

Mapcode Global: WH96D.RYP4

Plus Code: 9C5VR9JJ+RW

Entry Name: Ashes Farmhouse with Wall Surrounding Front Garden

Listing Date: 11 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073517

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185963

Location: Whittingham, Preston, Lancashire, PR3

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Civil Parish: Whittingham

Built-Up Area: Longridge

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Goosnargh St Mary The Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 53 NE

Ashes Farmhouse with wall surrounding front garden



Farmhouse, dated 1683 on lintel, but perhaps earlier greatly enlarged at
that date; altered. Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, slate roofs.
H-plan: single-bay centre (with entrance and staircase only), and 2-bay
crosswings. Two and a half storeys, except right wing which is 2 storeys
(probably cut down); continuous dripcourse carried round left wing and
centre; chamfered doorway to left of set-back centre, dripcourse stepped
over it and a datestone above, recessed in a chamfered surround and
lettered in relief C W:A 1683, a 2-light recessed mullion window to the right
and another at 1st floor (stairlight). Gable of left wing has similar
windows of 2 and one light at ground floor, 2 lights on each floor above
(all these 2-light windows offset to left, and that at 1st floor with a
hoodmould) and a gable chimney; return wall of this wing has similar
windows of 5 lights at ground floor, 3 and 5 lights above (these latter
with hoodmoulds). Gable of right wing has similar windows of 5 lights at
ground floor and 3 lights above, both with hoodmoulds, and its right return
wall has windows of 3-lights at ground floor and 2 lights above, also with
hoodmoulds, and a 3-light casement at ground floor of the rear bay; ridge
chimney. Rear has some similar windows. Right wing is both broader and
lower than the rest, the roof of the centre ending in a gable overlooking
the wing. Interior: in the centre a full-height quarter-turn staircase
with landings, square newels, closed string, turned balusters and moulded
handrail (but upper level differs and may be C19). Left wing has at 1st
floor a panelled stone fireplace with fluted keystone; and lateral beams
supported by stone corbels, ovolo-moulded at ground floor and chamfered
above. Right wing has chamfered lateral beams.

Included in the item is the wall continued from the outer corner of each
wing, making a rectangular enclosed garden c.10 metres deep; wall is of
random rubble c.1 metre high with a flat coping and 2 round-topped
gateposts in line with the front door of the house.

Listing NGR: SD5944637490

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

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