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Towneley Farmhouse and Towneley Farm Cottages Numbers 1 and 2

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.772 / 53°46'19"N

Longitude: -2.2193 / 2°13'9"W

OS Eastings: 385643

OS Northings: 430654

OS Grid: SD856306

Mapcode National: GBR DSYT.BK

Mapcode Global: WHB83.WGC4

Plus Code: 9C5VQQCJ+R7

Entry Name: Towneley Farmhouse and Towneley Farm Cottages Numbers 1 and 2

Listing Date: 29 September 1977

Last Amended: 19 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467227

Location: Rosehill with Burnley Wood, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Cliviger with Worsthorne

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


SD8530 TODMORDEN ROAD, Burnley Wood
906-1/7/181 (East side (off))
29/09/77 Towneley Farmhouse and Towneley Farm
Cottages Nos 1 and 2
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Nos.1 AND 2
Towneley Farm Towneley Hall)


Farmhouse, now 3 dwellings (Cottage No.2 unoccupied at time of
survey, 1991). Late C17, enlarged and altered in C19. Main
range of coursed sandstone rubble with quoins (all
white-washed) and stone slate roof; C19 addition of coursed
rock-faced sandstone with Welsh slate roof.
PLAN: the C17 range has a 3-unit double-depth plan (an early
example at this social level), aligned approximately east-west
and facing north, with an added outshut to the rear; the C19
addition is at the east end facing east.
EXTERIOR: the C17 portion, a 2-storey 3-bay range, irregularly
fenestrated, with 4 windows at 1st floor, has a blocked
square-headed C17 doorway with chamfered surround at the
junction of the 2nd and 3rd bays; an inserted C19 doorway to
the 1st bay and an inserted window to the right of this;
coupled 12-pane sashed windows in the 2nd bay with a chamfered
mullion and incorporating the left jamb of a formerly smaller
window, a semi-basement window to the left of these and the
jamb of a former window above this; a 3-light double-chamfered
3-light mullioned window in the 3rd bay; and at 1st floor a
2-light mullioned window to the left (vertically aligned with
the basement window), and coupled square 16-pane sashes in the
2nd and 3rd bays, the former with a timber sill. Attached at
the west gable is an added cart shed which is not of special
The rear, of 2 lower storeys, has recessed mullioned windows
on both floors of the 2nd and 3rd bays, those at ground floor
both of 3 lights, with hood-moulds, and those above of 3 and 4
lights; an inserted doorway to the 3rd bay; an added outshut
at the junction of the 1st and 2nd bays covering a C17
square-headed doorway with chamfered surround, and small-paned
sashed windows to the right of this. The C19 addition, of 2
higher storeys, has a symmetrical 3-window east front in
Jacobean style with a central doorway and 2-light mullioned
windows furnished with 8-pane sashes, all these openings

having hood-moulds. A long single-storey outbuilding attached
at right-angles to the north side at the junction of the 2
builds is not of special interest).
INTERIOR: mostly remodelled in C19, but retains some beams
with small chamfer.
Forms group with barn approximately 50m west (qv).

Listing NGR: SD8564330654

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

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