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Upper Standish Wood Fold Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Shevington with Lower Ground, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5709 / 53°34'15"N

Longitude: -2.661 / 2°39'39"W

OS Eastings: 356320

OS Northings: 408457

OS Grid: SD563084

Mapcode National: GBR 9WV4.PN

Mapcode Global: WH97R.3H3V

Plus Code: 9C5VH8CQ+9H

Entry Name: Upper Standish Wood Fold Cottages

Listing Date: 30 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358740

Location: Wigan, WN6

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Shevington with Lower Ground

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Standish St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Fold Cottages
A pair of dwellings, but originally a single house. Late C16 and C17 with C20
alterations and additions. Coursed rubble sandstone, largely whitewashed,
rendered in part; concrete tile gable end roofs. Plan and development: the
house, which at first was partly timber framed, consists of a central hall
(originally open but heated by a stack or smoke bay from the beginning) with
end wings. The north wing is integral with the hall and lies probably at the
lower end with services below and principal chamber above. The cross passage
is marked by a secondary or spare truss. The wing at the other end may have
replaced an earlier structure, but is a separate build (see vertical masonry
joint) with a different roof type. The hall is heated by an end stack
(which now also heats the S wing). The N wing is heated by a lateral external
stack. Now (excluding additions) 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: Despite later (mainly C20) accretions consisting of a rear lean-to
and another large crazy-paving lean-to at the S end (neither of which are of
interest) the original structure is clearly visible with several early
windows (some blocked).
These are the only windows of historic interest and comprise: S wing, W end a
blocked 3-light window with large diamond mullions set indirectly above
another similar with C19 casements, and with traces of a third (also blocked)
in the gable wall; S wing, S side, one similar 3-light window to 1st floor. N
wing, with a possibly early opening to W face, 1st floor; hall , E with one
sliding sash window. It is likely that evidence for other early windows lies
concealed. Interior: large expanse of timber framing visible between hall
and N wing with large posts and curved struts with (probably) a king post
roof to hall. Nearby spere truss tie beam marks position of cross passage. N
wing contains early C17 splat baluster stair, and ceiling beam with quadrant
moulding. Side purlin roof with principals pegged and morticed. S wing with
queen strut roof; much rougher ceiling beams exposed to ground floor.

Listing NGR: SD5632008457

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