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IoE Number: 241941
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Date listed: 28 April 1986
Date of last amendment: 28 April 1986
Grade II

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RUFFORDRUFFORD LANESK 66 NW(south side)2/91Rufford Abbey Saw-mill and adjoining

RUFFORD RUFFORD LANE SK 66 NW (south side) 2/91 Rufford Abbey Saw- mill and adjoining outbuildings II Sawmill. c.1740. Adjoining outbuildings later C18 and C19. Now offices and dwelling. Brick. Ashlar dressings. Hipped and gabled slate, plain and patterned tile roofs. Partial rendered brick and ashlar plinths. Quoins with chamfered rustication. Moulded brick and dentillated eaves. Moulded ashlar cornice and pediment, coped parapet. 2 storeys, 1/3/1 bays, central block with flanking wings at right angles. Windows are glazing bar sashes with panelled moulded architraves. South front has central projecting pedimented bay with central blocked and keystoned round headed opening, flanked by single blocked windows. Return angle to right has single sash. To right, wheel opening with segmental head. Above, central sash flanked by single blocked windows, and to west, a single sash. C19 wing, to right, has to east 4 sashes with keystoned architraves, flanked by single glazed doors with overlights. Beyond, to right, another sash. Above, 6 sashes, and to right, blocked opening. Coped north gable has central double doorway with keystoned architrave, and above, pair of glazed doors flanked by single glazing bar lights. West side has 6 sashes on each floor. Rebuilt C19 addition, to left, single bay, has to south a casement. Single storey C19 addition to left again, has to north link to west wing with doorway with segmental head. Main range has to north, projecting pedimented central bay with central doorway with chamfered rusticated keystoned architrave and pair of part glazed panelled doors with overlight. To left, 2 sashes and to right, C20 door and double door in altered window opening. Above, 6 sashes. Rebuilt addition, to right, has 2 doors with segmental heads and above, 2 C20 casements. Addition to right again has a casement and a pair of garage doors. West wing, C18, re-roofed and extended C19, L-plan, has 2 gable and single ridge stacks. West side has 3 doors and 3 casements, all with segmental heads. Above, a casement and 3 glazing bar sashes. South front has C20 door and above, to right, a sash. East side has 5 sashes and 3 doors, all with segmental heads. Above, to left, 3 sashes with segmental heads, various sizes, and to right, 3 square headed sashes. North end has off centre doorway flanked to left by 2 and to right by single sashes with segmental heads. Above, 2 sashes, that to left with segmental head. Adjoining brick boundary wall, 15M long, has triangular ashlar coping. Adjoining small outbuildings are of no special interest. Mill interior has undershot iron waterwheel and pit gears.

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