15 Firwood Fold

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15 Firwood Fold
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Firwood Fold cottages in Bolton
15 Firwood Fold is located in Greater Manchester
15 Firwood Fold
Location within Greater Manchester
General information
Town or city Bolton, Greater Manchester
Country England
Coordinates 53°35′44″N 2°24′19″W / 53.595517°N 2.405319°W / 53.595517; -2.405319
Completed 16th century

15 Firwood Fold is a 16th-century house in Bolton, Greater Manchester (grid reference SD732111). It is a Grade II* listed building and according to local tradition is the oldest inhabited house in Bolton.[1] It stands separate from the other houses in Firwood Fold.

The house was originally built in a medieval style using the cruck construction technique, whereby A-shaped oak trusses on stone bases were covered in wattle and daub and thatch. It was later renovated and clad in stone.[2] One of the trusses can be clearly seen in the gable end.

No 15, Firwood Fold from rear

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  1. ^ "15 Firwood Fold". Imagesofengland.org.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Bolton Council information board, Firwood Fold