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Sowcar Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bollington, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2984 / 53°17'54"N

Longitude: -2.087 / 2°5'13"W

OS Eastings: 394298

OS Northings: 377938

OS Grid: SJ942779

Mapcode National: GBR FZV9.ZB

Mapcode Global: WHBBH.XCC7

Entry Name: Sowcar Farmhouse

Listing Date: 9 December 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138917

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58041

Location: Rainow, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Rainow

Built-Up Area: Bollington

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

(North Side)

2/130 Sowcar Farmhouse


Farmhouse: early C17 with later C17 additions to left and right, some
C20 alterations. Coursed squared buff sandstone rubble. Kerridge
stone-slate roof, stone ridge and 2 brick chimneys. Originally
rectangular in plan but additions now leave T-shape. 2-storey, 3-bay
front. Left end bay has 5-board door under rough stone lintel
approached by 4 steps. Just to right is tall, 2-light stone mullion
with lattice-leaded windows above and square opening to cellar.
Central bay under gable with exposed roof timbers has 4-light,
chamfered stone mullion with projecting rubble bond at 1st floor.
Similar 3-light under rubble hood mould above. Right end bay has
replaced 3-light stone mullion window. Right gable has 5-light
chamfered stone mullion under rubble hood mould with original
rectangular lead glazing. Similar 3-light above with rubble stone
mullions. Wing to rear has several 2-light windows and door behind
lean-to porch under rough stone lintel.
Interior: Room in left end bay has chamfered ceiling beams and
fire-beam. Formerly contained large brick fireplace and bread oven.
Leads to room containing dogleg early C17 staircase with shaped flat
balusters, square newels and octagonal central post. 2 primitive
2-panelled doors, one leading to barrel vaulted cellar. Main rooms
has inglenook fireplace with chamfered fire beam and ceiling beams all
with flat stops. C18 cupboards with panelled doors to either side of
C20 fireplace. Fitted C17 9-drawer dresser under the window. Room to
rear was formerly 3 rooms. Has similar dogleg staircase which becomes
spiral to loft. Walls are small-framed timber with plastered infill.
Parlour beyond main room has good 2-panelled door with raised fields.
Ovolo-moulded ceiling beam and C18 panelling to window seat and
surround. Upstairs a number of primitive 2-panelled doors and 2
cupboards in chimney breast. A truss of tie-beam and collar visible.

A farmhouse of early C17 origins and extended during the C17 and has
nearly all its exterior intact and a remarkable amount of fitted
woodwork inside for a building of this status.

Listing NGR: SJ9429877938

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

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