Lancashire Properties - The Old Parsonage, Overhouses, nr Bolton
PUBLISHED: 00:16 31 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:13 20 February 2013
This old parsonage in one of Lancashire's lovely villages was a model for the Bronte family home
What: This period residence is an imposing example of early Georgian architecture. Rich in character and steeped in history, the Old Parsonage is a substantial family home.
Where: The Old Parsonage, Overhouses, a hidden gem on the edge of Chapeltown, near BoltonWhat: This period residence is an imposing example of early Georgian architecture. Rich in character and steeped in history, the Old Parsonage is a substantial family home.
Inside: The property has a lounge, snug, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, wine cellar and utility room. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and a house bathroom. In addition, the second floor has a further three rooms which would make a stunning master suite.
There are some very interesting features including mullioned windows, stunning fireplaces, exposed beams and wattle and daub panels, all adding to charm of the property.
The Parsonage has a date stoneof 1714 and bears the Cheethamfamily crest. However, there are clear signs that there was an earlier house on the site, possibly from the Jacobean period.
The current building was based on a model used for northern parsonages, including the Bronte home in Howarth. It was the home of the curates and parsons of the Turton Chapel of Ease until the late 1800s when the building become dilapidated and was sold into private ownership. Thankfully, the Old Parsonagebecame Grade ll listed in 1967.
Outside: Set within beautifully maintained grounds of three quarters of an acre with stunning views.
The stone stable block with tack room and hayloft is linked to the main dwelling and has the potential to77convert into further accommodation or would suit those with equestrian interests.
Contact: Alexandra West, Bromley Cross, Bolton. Tel: 01204 597 220