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Dun Cow Rib Farmhouse with Wall Enclosing Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Whittingham, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8331 / 53°49'59"N

Longitude: -2.6148 / 2°36'53"W

OS Eastings: 359637

OS Northings: 437604

OS Grid: SD596376

Mapcode National: GBR BS53.QN

Mapcode Global: WH96D.TX1B

Entry Name: Dun Cow Rib Farmhouse with Wall Enclosing Garden

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185964

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


5/117 Dun Cow Rib Farmhouse
with wall enclosing

Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1616 on lintel, altered and extended. Coursed
sandstone rubble with quoins (now ribbon pointed), stone slate roof and
stone gable copings with kneelers bearing finials. Two-bay
end-baffle-entry plan (with former stable added at left end, which has been
altered and is of less interest). Two storeys; doorway at right hand end
has chamfered Tudor-arched surround, lintel lettered in relief "1616 AH"
(probably = Adam Hoghton), and hollow-moulded hoodmould on top of which
is fixed a large old bone; double-chamfered mullioned windows with
diamond lattice glazing on both floors, the hoodmoulds of those in the
centre run out left over a single light (like a firewindow): 5 and 6 lights
at ground floor, 3, 4 and 2 lights above. Chimneys at right gable and at
former gable (now junction) to left. Right gable wall has at 1st floor a
double-chamfered firewindow with a hoodmould, and towards the rear a
jettied garderobe with loop-lights and monopitched roof, now supported from
ground level by stone piers. Former stable at left end was formerly a
lean-to, but has been raised to form a 2-storey continuation of the house.
Rear altered, with substantial modern extensions in similar style and
materials. Interior: altered, contains C18 stone fireplace with corbelled
jambs, believed to be ex situ: History: probably built by Adam Hoghton:
reference Fishwick Goosnargh pp 192-3. Associated with ancient local
legend of ghostly giant cow, to whom the bone over the door was believed to
belong. Garden wall to front, of random rubble, the front wall with ramped
coping and curved inwards to gateway in line with door of house.

Listing NGR: SD5963737604

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