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Barn Approximately 10 Metres North of Rowthorne House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chorlton Park, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4382 / 53°26'17"N

Longitude: -2.2669 / 2°16'1"W

OS Eastings: 382363

OS Northings: 393525

OS Grid: SJ823935

Mapcode National: GBR DCZ.VH

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.4VR2

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 10 Metres North of Rowthorne House

Listing Date: 31 October 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457624

Location: Manchester, M21

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorlton Park

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Chorlton-cum-Hardy St Werburgh

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/8/586 (West side)
31/10/89 Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
Barn approx.10 metres north of
Rowthorne House


Barn, now store and garage. Later C18, altered. Hand-made red
brick in English garden wall bond (mostly 5+1), with roof of
corrugated sheet. L-plan formed by a 3-bay range parallel to
the road, with opposed entrances to a central threshing floor,
and an integral rear wing behind the 3rd bay. The facade to
the road has full-height brick buttreses to the centre bay,
which contains a former wagon entrance with segmental-arched
wooden lintel (the opening blocked in matching brick); to the
left, the 1st bay has a 9-pane window at ground floor, to the
right the 3rd bay has a loading door at 1st floor, 2
diamond-pattern breathers and various decorated cast-iron
ventilators. Roof hipped at right-hand end. The left gable
wall has a loft door approached by external steps, and a small
doorway under these. The long right-hand side wall has a
recently-inserted garage doorway in the centre, cruciform
tie-plates flanking this, fixed windows beyond these, and
diamond-pattern breathers on 3 levels. The rear of the main
range has (inter alia) a segmental-headed loading doorway in
the centre, remains of another to the left, and various
breathers and ventilators like the others. Interior: the
central (threshing-floor) bay of the main range has a large
2-centred arched opening to the loft in the north bay, which
has a diagonal king-post roof truss, and a low rectangular
opening to the loft of the wing; this wing has a shallow roof
truss with queen struts and upper king-post. One of the few
surviving examples of its type and date in the City of
Manchester; forms group with Rowthorne House (q.v.), the
former farmhouse approx.10 metres south.

Listing NGR: SJ8236393525

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