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Horncliffe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Longholme, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6827 / 53°40'57"N

Longitude: -2.3031 / 2°18'11"W

OS Eastings: 380080

OS Northings: 420731

OS Grid: SD800207

Mapcode National: GBR DTCV.6L

Mapcode Global: WH97B.LPJN

Entry Name: Horncliffe House

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318001

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185750

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Longholme

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Edenfield

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


6/171 Horncliffe House
- II

Large house, later C19, now Old People's Home. Sandstone with ashlar and
carved dressings, hipped slate roofs with various chimneys. Double-pile plan
with rear extensions etc. Two storeys; symmetrical 3-bay facade to front
range has rectangular porch with round-headed entrance arch in front and
segmental-headed windows in sides, dentilled cornice, balustraded parapet with
an ornamental pediment in the centre and corner finials; ground floor has
tripartite sashed windows in shallow bays of ashlar with dentilled cornices,
above which similar surrounds to coupled segmental-headed sashed 1st floor
windows have chamfered sills with carving in the centre, and elaborately
carved parapets with finials, that over the centre window being much larger.
Outer bays of rear range have similar windows. The principal feature of
interest is the interior, which has richly ornamented doorcases, cornices,
plaster ceilings, stairwell with painted panels in the sides of the skylight,
and 3 fireplaces of interest: in the hall of freely carved stone in the shape
of a mantel clock, incorporating a round clock in the overmantel carving; in
the front room to the right, with Art Nouveau copper hood and side panels in a
wooden architrave incorporating 3 oval pictures in the overmantel; and in the
study to the rear also in Art Nouveau style with copper hood and panelled
surrounds with alcoves incorporating overmantel cupboards with ornamental

Listing NGR: SD8008020731

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

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