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759, 759A and 761-773, Chorley Old Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Smithills, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5897 / 53°35'22"N

Longitude: -2.4724 / 2°28'20"W

OS Eastings: 368827

OS Northings: 410450

OS Grid: SD688104

Mapcode National: GBR CV5X.JX

Mapcode Global: WH97T.Z1VD

Plus Code: 9C5VHGQH+V2

Entry Name: 759, 759A and 761-773, Chorley Old Road

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387960

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475955

Location: Smithills, Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Smithills

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Halliwell St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Nos.759, 759A and 761-773 (Odd)


Row of houses, forming a terrace through piecemeal development between c1730 and 1860, No.765 dated 1785 on C20 plaque. Stone with stone flagged, slate and concrete tiled roofs. Nos. 759 and 759A, and Nos. 761 and 763 forms a single phase, a terrace of c1860.

EXTERIOR: two storeys, four window range. Shop in Nos. 759 and 759A, with entrance across angle of row, and small contemporary shop window in moulded architrave. Upper windows renewed in original openings. Nos. 761 and 763 continue this terrace; painted over stone, with stone flagged roofs. Each a single unit, double pile plan. Round arched doorways with keystones and imposts, the windows all renewed in original openings with wedge lintels. Two chimneys, breaking through the front roof slope.

No.765 built in 1785 as the tollhouse. Stone with concrete tiled roof. Canted angle with entrance up steps with cast-iron railing, and early C20 recessed oriel windows with small upper panes to each floor facing the street. Civic Trust plaque over doorway records that it was built in 1785 as a tollhouse for the Doffcocker Turnpike Trust. Gable chimney to right.

Nos.767 and 769 form a pair and may be the earliest buildings in the row, perhaps early C18. Roughly coursed and squared stone in small blocks with slate roof. Two storeys, two window range. No.767 a two-unit plan with central door, No.769 a single unit plan with entrance to left. Inserted windows to No.767 (including canted oriel window to right of doorway possibly a C19 insertion); sixteen-pane sash window to No.769. Upper windows are renewed horizontally sliding sashes, each of three lights. Brick chimney at junction with No.771 to right.

Nos.771 and 773 were also built as a pair, probably late C18. Stone with stone flagged roof. Two storeys, two window range, comprising two single unit, double pile plans, with doorways to right. Renewed windows in No.771, the openings themselves possibly inserted during the C19. No.773 retains sixteen- and two-pane sash windows. Gable chimney to left, ridge chimney to centre.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(Bolton and District Civic Trust: Buildings of Bolton: Bolton: 1983).
Listing NGR: SD6882710450

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