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  • S T E P H E N H A I G H B u i l d i n g s A r c h a e o l o g i s t

    11 Browcliff Silsden Keighley West Yorkshire BD20 9PN Tel: 01535 658925 Mobile: 07986 612548

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    Shippon at Morton House Kemple End, Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, Lancashire:

    Photographic Record

    September 2016

  • OASIS project ID: stephenh1-261892

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  • Shippon at Morton House Kemple End, Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, Lancashire:

    Photographic Record

    CONTENTS List of photographs........................................................................................................ overleaf

    1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1 2 Location and current use................................................................................................. 1 3 Planning background ...................................................................................................... 3 4 Previous investigative work............................................................................................. 3 5 Historical background...................................................................................................... 4 6 Recording methodology .................................................................................................. 4 7 Description of the building............................................................................................... 4 8 Conclusion ...................................................................................................................... 6 Appendix 1: Written scheme of investigation .......................................................................... 7 Appendix 2: Contents of the project archive ......................................................................... 10 Figures: 1: Location map (i) .........................................2 2: Location map (ii) ........................................2 3: Site plan (1:500).........................................3 4: OS 1:10560 map, 1847..............................4

    After text: Photograph locations: 5: Site plan 6: Floor plans

    Selected photographs

    SUMMARY The shippon adjoining Morton House (NGR: SD 68825 40329) is likely to date from about 1800, as is the house itself. It comprises a two bay, storey structure with three gable doorways facing out onto a middenstead; the ground floor has been altered in the mid twentieth century with the introduction of vacuum milking, but the hay loft on the first floor remains a large, open space. Photographic recording was carried out in August 2016 for the owners Mr & Mrs Hough, prior to conversion to a family annex. September 2016

    S T E P H E N H A I G H B u i l d i n g s A r c h a e o l o g i s t

    11 Browcliff Silsden Keighley West Yorkshire BD20 9PN Tel: 01535 658925 Mobile: 07986 612548

    www.stephenhaigh.co.uk enquiries@stephenhaigh.co.uk

  • Shippon at Morton House, Kemple End, Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, Lancashire: Photographic Record

    September 2016 Stephen Haigh Buildings Archaeologist

    LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS REPORT Many of the photographs taken during the recording are reproduced at the end of this report, but for a full set of photographs it would be necessary to consult the project archive (see Appendix 2). Photo Subject 1 General view of the farmhouse and shippon range, from the east 2 East elevation of shippon and farmhouse 4 The shippon, from the south-east 6 Ground floor openings in south gable 8 Open midden yard to south of shippon, with adjacent outbuilding 9 General view of the farmhouse and shippon range, from the south-west 11 West elevation of shippon 12 Ground floor of shippon, from the north-west 14 Ground floor of shippon, from the south-west 16 Detail of stall arrangement in west side of shippon 19 Detail of pressure gauge on vacuum pipe 20 Hay loft on upper floor, from the north-west 21 Hay loft on upper floor, from the west 23 Hay loft on upper floor, from the south-east 24 Detail of milking pump on upper floor 25 Roof truss, from the south-west 27 Detail of lap joint in east principal rafter, indicating re-use 29 Detail of joint numbering on north side of roof truss

  • Shippon at Morton House, Kemple End, Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, Lancashire: Photographic Record page 1

    Stephen Haigh Buildings Archaeologist September 2016

    SHIPPON AT MORTON HOUSE, KEMPLE END, AIGHTON BAILEY AND CHAIGLEY, LANCASHIRE: PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD 1 Introduction

    1.1 This report presents the results of the photographic recording of a shippon attached to Morton House in the civil parish of Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, Lancashire, and was commissioned by the owners Mr & Mrs Hough via their agent Peter Hitchen Architect, to fulfil a condition of planning consent from Ribble Valley Borough Council (RVBC), for the conversion of the building to a family annex. The survey was carried out in August 2016.

    1.2 The shippon appears contemporary with the farmhouse and is likely to date from

    about 1800. It is two bays long and two storeys high, with the ground floor containing cow housing (mid twentieth century in its present arrangement), and a tall hay loft over it on the first floor.

    1.3 The recording work was carried out in accordance with a written scheme of

    investigation submitted in advance to RVBC (Appendix 1), and was confined to a photographic record. This report will be submitted to the client, the local planning authority and the Lancashire County Historic Environment Record, and will be published on the internet via the Oasis Project1. The project archive will be deposited with Lancashire Archives.

    2 Location and current use

    2.1 Morton House is one of a small number of dwellings within the hamlet of Kemple End, situated at the east end of Longridge Fell, about 1km west of the River Hodder and 6km west of Clitheroe (figures 1 to 2). The site’s altitude above sea level is approximately 170m and the NGR for the building is SD 68825 40329. The surrounding land is for the most part pasture, with some woodland.

    2.2 The farmhouse and shippon form a single range aligned north-south, with the

    shippon standing at the south end (figure 3); there are a number of other traditional buildings in the vicinity including a barn standing 80m to the south, and pig sties and privy nearer the house, though these were not inspected.

    1 Online Access to the Index of Archaeological Investigations

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    September 2016 Stephen Haigh Buildings Archaeologist

    1: Location map (i)

    2: Location map (ii)

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    Stephen Haigh Buildings Archaeologist September 2016

    3: Site plan (1:500)

    3 Planning background

    3.1 None of the buildings at the site are listed or lie within a conservation area. Planning consent from RVBC for the building’s conversion to a family annex was granted on 3 August 2016 (application number 3/2016/0517). In their consultation response to the application, the Lancashire Archaeological Advisory Service (LAAS) recommended that the planning authority attach a condition to the consent, requiring recording, and as a result, condition no. 4 requires a detailed photographic record of the building. It is anticipated that the contents of this report and the associated archive will permit this condition to be discharged.

    4 Previous investigative work

    4.1 No previous investigative work of this type appears to have been carried out at the site.

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    5 Historical background

    5.1 Very little is presently known of the building’s history; the Ordnance Survey’s 1847 1:10560 map appears to show the farmhouse and shippon range with their present extent, so the buildings are presumed to pre-date the 1840s (figure 4).

    4: OS 1:10560 map, 18472

    6 Recording methodology

    6.1 The recording was carried out during a site visit on 22 August 2016, and involved detailed inspection of all parts of the shippon, together with external and internal photography. This was done using a digital SLR camera (12 megapixels), generally using a scale