Friday, 18 January 2008
Longdendale Minature Castle
This picture by Frank Bennett and reproduced here with his permission, first appeared on the Images of England site.
The farmhouse and cottage on Matley Lane were photographed in May 2000.
It is late C18 but with additions, including the facade of mid C19. Hammer-dressed stone and coursed rubble with C20 clay tile and graduated stone slate roofs. 3 bays, 2 storeys apart from a 3-storey tower in bay 1. Projecting plinth and castellated parapet. Bay l has flat-faced 3 and 2-light mullion and transom windows, projecting corner piers, castellated parapet and band. Windows with stone surrounds to bay 2 which has a square-cut door surround. Bay 3 which has a higher parapet has an engraved stone reading "Longdendale Miniature Castle".