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Moss Lane Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whittle-le-Woods, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6784 / 53°40'42"N

Longitude: -2.6256 / 2°37'32"W

OS Eastings: 358775

OS Northings: 420399

OS Grid: SD587203

Mapcode National: GBR BT3X.C3

Mapcode Global: WH975.MSYX

Plus Code: 9C5VM9HF+9Q

Entry Name: Moss Lane Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357700

Location: Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Whittle-le-Woods

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whittle-le-Woods St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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SP/746 Moss Lane Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Later C17, with additions c.1800 at both ends. Coursed squared
standstone with quoins and random rubble with quoins, stone slate roof with some
blue slates at front, ridge chimney of handmade brick. Three-bay baffle-entry
plan with projecting porch, shallow rear outshut to 1st bay, large loomshop added
at left(south) end, cartshed and stable at right end. Two storeys, plinth; 2-
storey gabled porch in line with ridge chimney at junction of 2nd and 3rd bays, built
of large dressed blocks at ground floor, has plain square-headed outer door with
large rectangular lintel and a peephole in each side wall, a large 3-light chamfered
flush mullion window at 1st floor; 2 windows on each floor to the left, one at 1st
floor to the right, all slightly recessed in chamfered surrounds and all of 3 lights
except that at ground floor of middle bay which is 5 lights, those at ground floor
with cavetto-moulded mullions and saddle-bars, that to the right similar but without
the bars, and those at 1st floor to the left altered as sliding-sashes with glazing
bars (the 4 missing mullions re-used as curbstones to a flower bed in front of this
wall). Right gable (under cartshed) has a blocked 3-light mullioned window on each
floor. Rear has a door to the 3rd bay, and windows like those in front: 5 lights
and a 2-light stairwindow in the outshut to the 1st bay, 3 lights and a vertical
rectangular firewindow on each floor of the middle bay (the upper lights mostly
blocked with wattle-and-daub), and 3-lights at ground floor of the 3rd bay.
Original axial rectangular brick chimney stack with panelled sides; added chimney
at south gable. Loomshop at south end, 2 slightly lower storeys, has door at
junction, a row of 5 square windows at ground floor, 2 separate square windows at
1st floor, and at the rear a row of 6 square windows: none of these windows is
glazed, some are blocked with brick, and some have a thin central mullion; gable
chimney. Cartshed and stable at north end has segmental arch with keystone (arch
springing from wall of house) and stable door to right. Interior: almost complete
survival of contemporary features, including back-to-back inglenook fireplaces with
ovolo-moulded bressumers , stone heck, wattle-and-daub smoke hoods; post-and-rail
timber-framed partition walls; winder staircase; in outshut a huge stone slab
table (curing table or keeping stone); and 2 elaborately-decorated C19 cast iron

Listing NGR: SD5877520399

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