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Silk Hall Farmhouse the Manse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tockholes, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.7033 / 53°42'11"N

Longitude: -2.5139 / 2°30'50"W

OS Eastings: 366168

OS Northings: 423106

OS Grid: SD661231

Mapcode National: GBR BTWM.J6

Mapcode Global: WH977.C53T

Plus Code: 9C5VPF3P+8C

Entry Name: Silk Hall Farmhouse the Manse

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440654

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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SD 661 231

4/76 The Manse and Silk Hall Farmhouse
- II

House, dated 1764 on porch, formerly called Silk Hall, now 2 dwellings.
Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, roof partly stone slates and partly
felted, with one kneeler, one ridge chimney stack and 2 gable chimneys.
Front faces Long Lane to the south. Double pile 3-bay plan (3rd bay is Silk
Hall Farmhouse), with projecting porch at junction of lst and 2nd bays.
Three storeys, the top floor originally a workshop with external entry in
gable wall from the rear. Three-storey gabled porch with gable coping and
kneelers has plain doorway with massive dressed jambs and lintel, the latter
with a moulded panel inscribed R a tall 1st floor window with
¨R S¨
architrave, a blocked oeil-de-boeuf in the gable, and in the right side wall
a window at ground floor. Otherwise, 3 windows on each floor, mostly
altered, those flanking the porch at 1st floor being square and those above
and to the right mostly horizontal rectangular. (Cottages continued to right
are not included in the item). Rear wall is rendered, has a round-headed
stairlight and various altered windows, and at left gable a flight of stone
steps leading to a door in the top floor of the gable wall. Interior: The
Manse has original staircase with bracketed treads, open string, paired
turned balusters, and ramped handrail; original doors with fielded panels;
top floor workshop originally entirely open now partitioned between 2nd and
3rd bays, later staircase into it from 1st floor of The Manse. History:
built by Ralph (and Susannah) Richardson "for a residence and for the
purpose of his business as a chapman in silks" (Abram Blackburn pp. 701-2).

Listing NGR: SD6616823106

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