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The Brooklyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Harper Green, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5591 / 53°33'32"N

Longitude: -2.4234 / 2°25'24"W

OS Eastings: 372047

OS Northings: 407028

OS Grid: SD720070

Mapcode National: GBR CWJ8.4W

Mapcode Global: WH97V.RS5W

Plus Code: 9C5VHH5G+MJ

Entry Name: The Brooklyn

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476044

Location: Harper Green, Bolton, BL3

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Harper Green

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Seven Saints, New Bury with Great Lever

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 70 NW,


(South side),
The Brooklyn

(Formerly Listed as:
Brooklyn Hotel)




House, now public house. Dated 1859. George Woodhouse,
architect. Brick with stone dressings and graded slate roof.
Gothic style, asymmetrically composed.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Entrance front forms wing of garden
front, with doorway to left of centre, the return gable of the
garden front to its left, Gabled porch with heavy buttressing
and stilted archway sprung from low corbels; foiled 2-light
window over the door, and paired foiled lancets to its right,
in narrow bay terminating in embattled parapet with stone
Parapet stepped up to dormer gable over right-hand bay, which
has wide 4-light mullioned and transomed window to ground
floor, and 3-light mullioned and transomed window above with
foiled central light. Expressed stack to the right, and on the
left hand gable, both with octagonal stone shafts. Garden
front a simpler composition, forming a 3-window range.
Advanced squared bay window to left, with French windows
renewed, and two 2-light mullioned windows to right. Central
oriel window to first floor, and paired foiled mullioned
window to right, with renewed 4-light mullioned window to
Western elevation also asymmetrically composed, forming a
4-window range. Wide gabled return of garden front to right
has mullioned and transomed windows of 2 and 3 lights, and a
recessed bay beyond it has doorway to right (aligned with
front entrance), with foiled lights inset in door, and cusped
trefoiled spandrels. Stepped mullioned and transomed window
above the doorway, and embattled parapet with stone and
wrought-iron fleche. Full-height bay window to left of
doorway, squared to ground floor, and canted above; lower
4-light mullioned and transomed window, with carved stone
mullions each side. Narrow bay with ornately foiled 2-light
window on each floor, and steep gable with fretted
bargeboards, to the left.
Rear elevation comprises 2 asymmetrical gables with a central
tower with embattled parapet and pyramidal roof; dated in
raised lettering with initials 'T.S.W'. beneath the parapet.

Single storey extensions housing services, probably early C20.
INTERIOR: retains some of the original detail, including
Jacobean style plaster ceilings, and the staircase.
(Bolton Journal, 18 July 1885, Pictorial Bolton Series:

Listing NGR: SD7204707028

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