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Fold House

A Grade II Listed Building in Helmshore, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6897 / 53°41'22"N

Longitude: -2.33 / 2°19'48"W

OS Eastings: 378301

OS Northings: 421522

OS Grid: SD783215

Mapcode National: GBR DT5S.B2

Mapcode Global: WH97B.5JQ8

Plus Code: 9C5VMMQ9+VX

Entry Name: Fold House

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185673

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Helmshore

Built-Up Area: Haslingden

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Musbury St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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SD 72 SE

Nos 1 and 3 (Fold House)

Farmhouse, dated 1772 above door, with later extensions, now house and cottage. Watershot coursed sandstone, stone slate roof with chimneys in the centre of the ridge, at each original gable, at the left gable, and behind the ridge at the right gable. Two bays plus an added bay at each end, all double-depth except that added at left. Two storeys: centre panelled door with modern pedimented wooden surround, datestone above inscribed G D M/1772 (said to be Daniel and Margaret Gregory), modern bay window to right with pyramidal slate roof, a three-light window above this and a four-light window on each floor to the left, all these with modern wooden mullions; addition to left has similar three-light window at first floor and altered window at ground floor. At right end No.1 has doorway to right protected by a slab canopy on beaked brackets, a stepped triple-light window on each floor, and in the right return wall a two-light flush mullion window at first floor.

Interior: No.3 has beams with small chamfer, stone dogleg staircase with stout turned balusters set close together, some fielded panel doors, and "duck's nest" fireplace in rear bedroom; ratcheted pot-hook ("rackencrook") found in chimney of main ground floor fireplace.

Listing NGR: SD7830121522

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