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Summerclose Farmhouse and Attached Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Rainow, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2976 / 53°17'51"N

Longitude: -2.0306 / 2°1'50"W

OS Eastings: 398059

OS Northings: 377850

OS Grid: SJ980778

Mapcode National: GBR GZ89.5M

Mapcode Global: WHBBJ.SC7T

Entry Name: Summerclose Farmhouse and Attached Barn

Listing Date: 9 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58062

Location: Rainow, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Rainow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Rainow Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


3/151 Summerclose Farmhouse
and attached barn


Farmhouse and attached barn: dated 1755. Washed coursed squared buff
sandstone rubble, Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge and 2 stone
chimneys. 2-storey, 3-bay front to house. Left end bay has 4-light
chamfered stone-mullion windows. Right end bay has similar 3-light
windows. Central bay has board door under rough stone lintel and date
plaque reading JAB (for John Brocklehurst) 1755 above. To rear is a
continuous outshut.
Interior: Has a room to either side of central former passage with
crude wooden spiral staircase in outshut. Chamfered ceiling beams
with flat stops. In parlour fixed cupboards with re-used C17
panelling for doors and a 3-board door with iron-strap hinges.

To left is corn barn: mid C18 with roof raised and outshuts added
early C20. Central cart entrance with wooden lintel and projecting
rubble band above. Line of ventilation slots to the sides. Later
rectangular openings.
Interior: Roof trusses of tiebeam and collar, one with short diagonal

A complete example of a building of C18 plan but using C17 style
features as late as 1755. Compare with Lima Farmhouse and Lowerbrook
farmhouse, Rainow (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ9805977850

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

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