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IoE Number: 476036
Location: 10 FIRWOOD FOLD (north side)
Photographer: Mr Gary Halliwell
Date Photographed: 17 February 2002
Date listed: 23 April 1952
Date of last amendment: 23 April 1952
Grade I

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BOLTONSD7311SWFIRWOOD FOLD797-1/11/90(North side)

BOLTON SD7311SW FIRWOOD FOLD 797-1/11/90 (North side) 23/04/52 No.10 GV I House. Probably C16. Timber-framed internally, clad in coursed and squared stone, and rendered in side elevations. Thatched roof. 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 extension. 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 1753.

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