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Flash Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Lees, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5321 / 53°31'55"N

Longitude: -2.0608 / 2°3'38"W

OS Eastings: 396066

OS Northings: 403934

OS Grid: SD960039

Mapcode National: GBR GW1L.ML

Mapcode Global: WHB9C.9HX3

Plus Code: 9C5VGWJQ+RM

Entry Name: Flash Cottages

Listing Date: 23 January 1973

Last Amended: 8 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282555

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388942

Location: Saddleworth and Lees, Oldham, OL4

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Saddleworth West and Lees

Built-Up Area: Lees

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Leesfield St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 90 SE,

THORNLEY LANE (North side),
1-7 (consecutive) Flash Cottages

(Formerly Listed as: THORNLEY LANE, FlashNos.1-7 cobbled forecourt in front of Nos 1-7 (consecutive))




Group of seven cottages, possibly originally a laithe house,
subdivided and extended. Partially C18, with additions of
earlier C19. Roughly coursed and squared stone with stone
flagged and Welsh slate roofs.
Original building now Nos. 3-5. Blocked laithe door towards
centre, and present doorway of No. 4 to its right. Inserted
window in the blocking and to right. Two 2-light casements in
partially blocked former 3-light mullioned windows above.
Former paired doorways to the right, one now a 2-light window,
and former mullioned window now a casement window to left and
above. 3 forms original house to left.
Central door flanked by 2-light windows on each floor. Wide
right-hand window formerly shop window. Small lean-to to right
with additional doorway on inner face.
Nos. 1 and 2 probably a somewhat later addition advanced to the
left of the original range. Also 2 storeys, each a
single-unit, double-depth plan. Central doorways with inserted
windows each side. Blocked door to right with long and short
quoins and stone lintel. Square cut mullions to upper windows
of Nos. 4 and 5 (formerly 6) lights.
No. 1 has side entrance in former wash house extension. 2-light
mullioned windows in left-hand gable return.
No. 7 a later addition projecting to right of original farm
complex. 2 storeys with doorway on inner face of wing.
Inserted 2-light casement windows in original openings in
gable and left-hand return.

Listing NGR: SD9606603934

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