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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: Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Smithills

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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Listing Text


797-1/1/60 (South side)
26/04/74 Nos.759, 759A & 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 &
759A, and Nos 761 & 763 forms a single phase, a terrace of
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4-window range.
Shop in Nos 759 & 759A, with entrance across angle of row, and
small contemporary shop window in moulded architrave. Upper
windows renewed in original openings.
Nos 761 & 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 & 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. 2 storeys, 2-window range,
No.767 a 2-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); 16-pane sash window to No.769. Upper windows
are renewed horizontally sliding sashes, each of 3 lights.
Brick chimney at junction with No.771 to right.
Nos 771 & 773 were also built as a pair, probably late C18.
Stone with stone flagged roof. 2 storeys, 2-window range,
comprising 2 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 16 and
12-pane sash windows. Gable chimney to left, ridge chimney to
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(Bolton and District Civic Trust: Buildings of Bolton: Bolton:

Listing NGR: SD6882710450

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

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