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Sheephouse Farmhouse and Attached Cottages and Stone Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Smithills, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.6041 / 53°36'14"N

Longitude: -2.4685 / 2°28'6"W

OS Eastings: 369095

OS Northings: 412048

OS Grid: SD690120

Mapcode National: GBR CV6R.CR

Mapcode Global: WH97N.1NSX

Plus Code: 9C5VJG3J+JH

Entry Name: Sheephouse Farmhouse and Attached Cottages and Stone Barn

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388278

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476278

Location: Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Smithills

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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797-1/1/216 (West side (off))
26/04/74 Sheephouse Farmhouse and attached
cottages and stone barn
(Formerly Listed as:
Sheep House Farmhouse. Stone Barn
attached to Sheep House Farmhouse.)


Farmhouse with attached cottages and barn. The house probably
originally late C17 or early C18, extended to rear early C19.
Cottages probably late C18, and barn dated 1862, extended by
the addition of shippons in 1901. Coursed and squared stone
with stone flagged and slate roofs.
EXTERIOR AND PLAN: earliest building, the main part of the
house, faces south: 2 storeys, 2-window range with doorway to
right, and two 3-light mullioned windows on each floor. Axial
stack. Rear wing of farmhouse probably added early C19.
Cottages adjoin the farmhouse to the rear (and are wrapped by
the rear extensions of the farmhouse). Each a single unit,
double pile plan, with doorway to left, and single window on
each floor, all with plain stone lintels. Central stack.
Barn is rock-faced rubble, a double ridged building, with wide
segmentally arched opposed entrances to threshing floor, and
datestone above the northern doorway.
INTERNAL: structure consists of paired kingpost trusses
supported by central cast-iron columns.
The farm formed part of the Ainsworth's Smithills hall estate.

Listing NGR: SD6909512048

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