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Lowerhouse Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3042 / 53°18'15"N

Longitude: -2.2011 / 2°12'3"W

OS Eastings: 386697

OS Northings: 378602

OS Grid: SJ866786

Mapcode National: GBR FZ27.87

Mapcode Global: WHBBG.564R

Entry Name: Lowerhouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Last Amended: 6 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58242

Location: Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Mottram St. Andrew

Built-Up Area: Mottram St Andrew

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/76 Lowerhouse Farmhouse (formerly
listed as Lower House)

14/4/1967 II*

Farmhouse: mid C16 with early C17 facade and late C17 and C18 brick
repairs. Some timber framing, the larger part in English garden wall
bond red brick with buff sandstone dressings. Kerridge stone-slate
roof, stone ridge, 2 gable brick chimneys and a massive stone lateral
chimney with 2 diamond brick stacks. H-plan house. 2-storey, 3-bay
front. End bays project forward slightly under gables. Chamfered
stone plinth, moulded bands at 1st and 2nd floor, and stone quoins.
Left end bay has a tall rebated 5-light chamfered stone mullioned
window, the band rising to form a hood mould. Just to right is a
4-centred arched doorcase with a cyma-moulding containing a C20
studded door. Above is a similar 3-light window and a 2-light in
gable having a flat hood. Right end bay has no bands or quoins and
very irregular brickwork and has 3-light wooden casements under
cambered brick heads. Central bay has 2 5-light rebated chamfered
stone mullions divided by a stone pier on both floors with moulding
continuous above them both. Mixture of original and applied lattice
lead glazing. Right end is mainly timber framed with close studding
with middle rail below and chevroning above and a blocked 6-light
wooden diamond mullioned window. Simpler timber framing to the rear
and some brick repairs and the massive stone stack.

Interior: Door opens into what is almost a screens passage. The hall
to the right has a massive stone inglenook fireplace with a cambered
chamfered firebeam. There are 3 niches for candles in the inglenook.
Weakly ovolo-moulded ceiling beams. Room behind has an altered corner
fireplace and a simply chamfered beam. Parlour to left of passage has
firebeam of a cluster of bead moulds on a similarly moulded post.
Deeply chamfered ceiling beam. Timber framed partition walls
throughout and trusses of tiebeam and 2 diagonal struts.

Listing NGR: SJ8669778602

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

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