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Latitude: 53.5958 / 53°35'45"N
Longitude: -2.4061 / 2°24'22"W
OS Eastings: 373218
OS Northings: 411106
OS Grid: SD732111
Mapcode National: GBR CVMV.WQ
Mapcode Global: WH97P.0WH7
Entry Name: 10, Firwood Fold
Listing Date: 23 April 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388038
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476036
Location: Bolton, BL2
Electoral Ward/Division: Crompton
Built-Up Area: Bolton
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Tonge Moor St Augustine
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD7311SW FIRWOOD FOLD
797-1/11/90 (North side)
House. Probably C16. Timber-framed internally, clad in coursed
and squared stone, and rendered in side elevations. Thatched
EXTERIOR AND PLAN: one-and-a-half storeys, 2 unit plan, built
with gable facing street. Gable wall has 4-light stone
mullioned window with drop-ended hoodmould to ground floor,
and 2-light horizontally sliding sash window above.
Asymmetrical roof, interrupted by brick stack on stone plinth
rising from right-hand corner. Original entrance now disused
immediately adjacent to the gable in the long return, which is
otherwise largely blind. Present entrance towards rear in C20
INTERIOR: internally, the house retains the 2-unit form of a
small yeoman's house of the C16 or early C17; internal
timber-framed partition wall incorporating staircase, corner
fireplace in front room, the moulded jambs of the 4-centred
arch original, the arch itself C20. Rear room has lateral
stack (probably an insertion). Roughly chamfered cross beams
in each room.
Roof structure includes 3 raised cruck trusses with collars,
braced to purlins; they are situated in the internal cross
wall, and adjacent to each gable wall, where the form of the
timberwork suggests that the roof structure formerly included
a hipped gablet at the apex of each gable wall.
HISTORY: the house was the birthplace of Samuel Crompton in
Listing NGR: SD7321811106
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