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Ryal Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tockholes, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.6907 / 53°41'26"N

Longitude: -2.5072 / 2°30'25"W

OS Eastings: 366604

OS Northings: 421704

OS Grid: SD666217

Mapcode National: GBR BTYR.0Q

Mapcode Global: WH977.GHBH

Plus Code: 9C5VMFRV+74

Entry Name: Ryal Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241544

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440652

Location: Tockholes, Blackburn with Darwen, BB3

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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Listing Text


4/74 Ryal Farmhouse

Large farmhouse, C17, with some additions probably late C18. Sandstone rubble
with quoins, tiled roof with gable copings and kneelers, double chimney stack
on the ridge at the junction of the 1st and 2nd bays, a smaller chimney behind
the ridge at the junction of the 2nd and 3rd. F-plan: 3 bays with projecting
wing to the front of the 1st bay and projecting porch at the junction of the
2nd and 3rd bays, an added outshut to the front of the wing and filling the
re-entrant, rear outshut to 3rd bay. Two and half storeys, presenting 2 gables
to the front: gabled 2-storey porch with kneelers has a moulded round-headed
doorway with rusticated voussoirs enclosed by a hoodmould, above this a
recessed mullioned window of 3 round-headed lights with hollow spandrels and
a hoodmould, and a blocked round-headed light in a chamfered surround in the
gable. The 3rd bay has a simple doorway at ground floor; otherwise, all walls
have original double-chamfered stone mullion windows with hoodmoulds, mostly
unaltered: in the gable of the wing, 3 lights at 1st floor and 2 lights
(blocked) above; in 3rd bay 3 lights at 1st floor; in the left return wall an
altered ground floor window with hoodmould, a 2-light stairwindow, 2-light
windows on each floor above, and 2 small windows; right return wall has at
ground floor a blocked round-headed light and an altered window under one
hoodmould, and blocked windows of 3 and 2 lights on each floor above (lower
lacking one mullion). Rear has a lengthened king-mullioned window of 3+2
lights, a 2-light firewindow and a 4-light parlour window all under one
hoodmould (stepped up over the first of these), and two 3-light windows at
1st floor (these all have glazing bars to small panes in the heads). The
front outshut has remains of flush-mullioned multiple lights, and may have
been a loomshop. Interior: in the housepart large chamfered beams with
tongue stops, and over a former doorway at the lower end a lobed moulded plaster
plaque lettered I.W E ( = John and Elizabeth Walmsley);
in the parlour a stone fireplace with moulded Tudor-arched surround; off the
parlour, enclosed by timber framing, a stone staircase which has ΒΌ-turns to
left and right; and in the chamber over the parlour a stone fireplace with
an elaborately but crudely moulded plaster chimney piece including 2 angels.
History: Ryal estate bought by William Walmsley, father of John, in 1660:
house closely resembles Higher Hill farmhouse (q.v.), the home of John's
brother Ralph.

Listing NGR: SD6660421704

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

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