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A Grade II Listed Building in Smithills, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5977 / 53°35'51"N

Longitude: -2.4707 / 2°28'14"W

OS Eastings: 368943

OS Northings: 411340

OS Grid: SD689113

Mapcode National: GBR CV5V.W1

Mapcode Global: WH97N.0TRS

Plus Code: 9C5VHGXH+3P

Entry Name: Lightbounds

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476103

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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797-1/1/138 (South East side)
26/04/74 Lightbounds


House, now divided as 2 dwellings. Render over stone with
slate hanging to rear and Welsh slate and stone flagged roofs.
Probably in origin C17 (with a previous building on the site),
but extended and remodelled subsequently.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, principal elevation a 5-window range.
Extent of C17 building unclear, but rear wing to south-west
and a range parallel to the garden front range seem the
earliest parts of the present building. Both have stone
flagged roofs, and there is 4-light mullioned window on each
floor, apparently C17, in the rear wing.
The garden range is itself built in 2 phases, the earlier
represented by the 3-window range to north-east. Three 4-light
mullioned windows to first floor, and the square bay window
and 4-light mullioned window to ground floor all appear to be
C19. Present entrance in gable wall. This range extended
probably during the later C19 by a 2-window range to the
south-west, with similar windows, and a doorway to its right.
A further rear wing, parallel to the earlier wing, was added
mid-late C19: 2 storey, 3-window range with 2-pane sashes.
Moulded eaves cornice and blocking course. Various lean-to
additions against rear walls probably also mid-late C19.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: the house is believed to have been the home farm to
Smithills hall in the C16, to have been occupied during the
civil war by Thomas Lightbounds, and in the C18 by the
Ainsworth family who used the adjacent park as a bleaching

Listing NGR: SD6894311340

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