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Sparth Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7789 / 53°46'43"N

Longitude: -2.3865 / 2°23'11"W

OS Eastings: 374628

OS Northings: 431461

OS Grid: SD746314

Mapcode National: GBR CSSR.43

Mapcode Global: WH96X.98TW

Plus Code: 9C5VQJH7+GC

Entry Name: Sparth Manor

Listing Date: 11 July 1966

Last Amended: 9 March 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183870

Location: Clayton-le-Moors, Hyndburn, Lancashire, BB5

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Clayton-le-Moors

Built-Up Area: Clayton-le-Moors

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Tagged with: Manor house

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SD 73 SW
2/67 Sparth Manor
(formerly listed as The
Farm House)
- II*

Farmhouse formerly Old Sparth House, probably early to mid-C17, now
restaurant. Sandstone rubble with quoins, roof of stone slates with
gable copings, 2 chimneys on the ridge and a projecting chimney at
left gable. Three-bay baffle-entry plan (later addition at left end)
with short rear wing to 1st bay and gabled stair turret at junction of
2nd and 3rd bays. Two storeys. Two-storey gabled porch at junction
of 2nd and 3rd bays has Tudor-arched moulded surround with a hoodmould
and above this a stepped 3-light window with stepped hoodmould, a hollow-
moulded coping with a finial on the apex and kneelers. Front wall has 7
stone mullioned windows with chamfered reveals and hoodmoulds: to left
of porch those at ground floor (4 and 5 lights) have ovolo moulded
mullions, others have chamfered mullions (some missing); to right of
porch a 4-light ground floor window and a 5-light 1st floor window
have hollow-chamfered mullions, and there is one small blocked window at
1st floor level. Rear has 6 similar stone mullioned windows, principally
one at 1st floor of 3rd bay which has 5 lights and ovolo moulded mullions;
otherwise most of these windows are of 3 lights with chamfered mullions.
Interior: altered, principally by insertion of staircase in original stack
between 2nd and 3rd bays, but stone arch to original hearth in 2nd bay
survives, and there are 4 large lateral beams with small chamfer. Partition
between 1st and 2nd bays has been removed. History: said to have been built
in 1556 by the Rishton family (Richard Ainswerth The Old Homesteads of
Accrington and District, 1928, pp. 308-315).

Listing NGR: SD7462831461

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