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Higher Red Lee Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tockholes, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.7003 / 53°42'1"N

Longitude: -2.535 / 2°32'5"W

OS Eastings: 364776

OS Northings: 422786

OS Grid: SD647227

Mapcode National: GBR BTQN.Z8

Mapcode Global: WH977.1843

Plus Code: 9C5VPF28+42

Entry Name: Higher Red Lee Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 August 1952

Last Amended: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241541

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440649

Location: Tockholes, Blackburn with Darwen, PR6

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Tockholes

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Darwen St Cuthbert with Tockholes

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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3/71 Higher Red Lee Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Red Lee Farmhouse)
(house on east of group all called
Red Lee)

Farmhouse, dated 1674 on porch, now house. Coursed sandstone rubble with
quoins, stone slate roof with gable copings and kneelers, chimney on the
ridge at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays. Typical 3-bay baffle-entry 2½-
storey house with full height gabled porch at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays,
lean-to outshut to rear of 1st and 2nd bays. Doorway (offset to right)
with moulded surround and moulded hoodmould, stone side bench and inner
doorway with tongue-stopped chamfered surround and heavily studded door;
above the door a square datestone lettered R A E (= Richard and Elizabeth
or Ellen Aspden), at 1st floor a 4-light window with a hoodmould (lacking
2 mullions), and in the gable a round-headed light with hollow spandrels, a
dripstone in the apex; left side wall of porch has a round-headed stairlight.
Otherwise, 3 windows each floor, all originally double-chamfered stone
mullioned withhoodmoulds, but lacking all mullions except one: to the left,
3 and 4 lights at ground floor, 3 and 3 above; to the right, 3 lights at
ground floor and 2 above. Left gable wall has small ground floor window,
former 3-light window at 1st floor, and a mullioned 3-light attic window;
right gable wall has a stepped 3-light window with stepped hoodmould, a
3-light 1st floor window with a hoodmould (both these lacking mullions),
and a mullioned 2-light attic window: rear has some windows which were
formerly mullioned. Interior: inglenook with stone heck, chamfered
bressummer, remains of old wattle-and-daub smoke hood visible in a cupboard,
small firewindow and recess for saltcupboard; beams with tongue-stopped
¼-round moulding; partitions to 1st bay removed; chamfered stone parlour
fireplace in 3rd bay; dog-leg stone stairs in porch; timber-framed 1st floor
partition; roof trusses with collars and raked struts. (House forms a group
with Red Lee Farmhouse to the west (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD6477622786

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