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10, Firwood Fold

A Grade I Listed Building in Crompton, Bolton

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VHHWV+8H

Entry Name: 10, Firwood Fold

Listing Date: 23 April 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476036

Location: Crompton, Bolton, BL2

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Crompton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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797-1/11/90 (North side)
23/04/52 No.10


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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