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Middle Moss and Higher Moss Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.7129 / 53°42'46"N

Longitude: -2.4851 / 2°29'6"W

OS Eastings: 368076

OS Northings: 424165

OS Grid: SD680241

Mapcode National: GBR CT2H.RR

Mapcode Global: WH971.SXSZ

Plus Code: 9C5VPG77+5W

Entry Name: Middle Moss and Higher Moss Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184691

Location: Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen, BB3

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Darwen

Built-Up Area: Darwen

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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4/20 Middle Moss and Higher Moss
- II

Farmhouse probably early C17, extended and divided to make two houses
in C18. Sandstone rubble with low plinth and quoins, and coursed
watershot sandstone, both in diminishing courses; stone slate roof with
a pair of chimneys on the ridge and one chimney at each end. Originally
3-bay through-passage plan, the 3rd bay projected as a short gabled wing;
altered by addition of one bay at left end, and equal division of the
whole with Middle Moss on the left and Higher Moss on the right. All 2
storeys. Middle Moss has various altered casements and simple
doorway to 1st bay. Higher Moss has mostly double-chamfered stone
mullion windows, and a passage connecting a wide porch entrance (with
plain timber lintel) on the left of the gable with a 2-storey porch at the
rear; front (east) now has mullioned windows only at 1st floor; two of
3 lights to the left, one of 4 lights in the gable, and a blocked 2-light
window in the re-entrant; rear (west) has added 2-storey lean-to porch
containing a wide doorway (part blocked) with large Tudor-arched stone
lintel, and a small 2-light window under the eaves, left of this a 4-light
window on each floor, right of it a 5-light window (2 lights anciently
blocked) and at 1st floor one exposed light of a 5-light window - both
these partly covered by the porch. Interior: passage has partition wall
of posts, rail and scored studs, with 2 doorways, one (now blocked) having
a nicked Tudor-arched lintel; housepart has large inglenook with heckpost,
ovolo-moulded beams, cyma-stopped chamfered joists; rear porch incorporates
spiral stone staircase;some timber framing at 1st floor. Higher Moss
unoccupied, used for storage at time of survey.

Listing NGR: SD6807624165

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