Of the remaining listed buildings and structures, nine are in or very close to the market place in the centre of town. They include three former houses (all now shops), a former bank, a telephone kiosk and four stone market place structures. Three cottages, a house and the former Roman Catholic Chapel of St John, are situated within two miles of the town centre. The ages of the listed buildings and structures range from the market cross, probably built in the 17th century, to the telephone kiosk, built in the 1930s.
In the United Kingdom, the term "listed building" refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. These buildings are in three grades: Grade I consists of buildings of outstanding architectural or historical interest; Grade II* includes particularly significant buildings of more than local interest; Grade II consists of buildings of special architectural or historical interest. Buildings in England are listed on recommendations provided by English Heritage, which also determines the grading.
The current building dates mostly from 1753 and replaced an earlier church on the site. It is constructed of stone with a slate roof. The tower to the west was built in the early 17th century of roughly dressed stone. It has two diagonal buttresses, two angled buttresses and four corner pinnacles that were added in 1923. There are belfrylouvres on each side of the tower. The church has large, arched windows with Y-tracery and oval windows which were placed above the doors in the 19th century. A round Norman-style apse was added in 1868.
This building, now a shop, was originally Poulton Savings Bank, built in 1839. It is symmetrical, constructed of brick with stone dressings and a concrete tile roof. The front entrance is a stone doorway with a depressed-arch head and a radiating fanlight. The building is of two storeys. At the front there are two sash windows on the ground floor and three on the first, each with a stone windowsill and hood mould. There are a further two windows on each end. The right gable (looking from the front) has a stone plaque which is inscribed with "Poulton Savings Bank 1839".
This former house in the market place dates from the late 17th century or early 18th century. It is constructed of rendered brick with a slate roof. It is built on two storeys and originally had three bays. In the loft there is visible heavy timber framing including a roof truss between the second and third bays. The building, which is next to the churchyard, now functions as a shop.
This town house was built in the mid-18th century. It is constructed of rendered brick with a cornice gutter and a slate roof. It is on a double-pile plan with three storeys. It has five bays and the first-floor casement windows are tall with glazing bars; the second-floor windows are smaller. The front entrance to the building is flanked by Doricpilasters.
This former house was built in the late 18th century or early 19th century and was owned by James Baines, a woollen merchant. It is constructed of brick in a Flemish bond pattern with stone dressings, a slate roof and red ridging tiles. It has a double-pile plan with five bays and five storeys. Its fourth bay doorcase is flanked by Ionic columns with a plain frieze and cornice. The first floor has sash windows with stone sills and splayed stone heads. Inside there is a dog-leg staircase which has a moulded handrail and pillar newels with panelling. The staircase probably dates from the late 17th century.
This former Roman Catholic Chapel of St John and attached presbytery date from 1813. The building is constructed of brick and has a slatehipped roof. The brickwork is now rendered. The chapel is on one storey and has arched windows with timber Y-tracery. The presbytery end has two storeys, with three bays and rectangular sash windows. The chapel was replaced in 1912 by a larger church a few metres to the south-west.
The cottage and farmhouse were originally one property, built in 1723. The two-storey building is constructed of whitewashed brick with a slate roof and originally had three bays with a baffle entry. There is a gable-end chimney stack on the left side of the first bay (looking from the front), and an axial chimney stack between the other two bays. Each floor has two casement windows with arched brick heads and wooden shutters.
The fish stones are probably from the 18th century. They are two slabs raised on legs, constructed of stone. They were used by market traders selling fish. They are placed in a line with the stocks, market cross, whipping post and war memorial.
This farmhouse probably dates from the early 18th century. It is constructed of rendered brick with stone quoins. Its roof is of slate with four courses of stone slate. It has three bays with a baffle entry and is on two storeys. There is a gable-end chimney stack to the right (looking from the front), and an axial chimney stack between the second and third bays. There are sash windows with stone sills, and a gabled porch.
This house was built in 1895. It is constructed of Accrington brick with red tile roofs and has pebbledash in its gables. Designed in the Vernacular Revival style, it has a rectangular plan and is of two and a half storeys. Inside, the house is designed in the Jacobean style, decorated with stained glass windows, murals and a panelled ceiling. In the main hall, a large Imperial staircase leads to a gallery surrounded by a balustrade. It was originally the home of Benjamin Sykes of the architectural firm Garlick, Park and Sykes, and was probably designed by him.
The market cross probably dates from the 17th century. It is a Tuscan column constructed of stone, consisting of three tapered cylinders on a square pedestal, which in turn sits on a circular plinth of four steps. On top of the cylinders is a ball finial with a cross. The cross is similar to those at Kirkland and Garstang and is situated between the stocks and the fish stones.
This is probably an 18th-century reconstruction of a 17th-century house. It was renovated and extended in 1975. Constructed of rendered brick with a slate roof, it is a two-storey building with a cross-passage plan and three bays. Each bay has two casement windows, one on each floor.
The stocks, probably from the 18th century, consist of two short, stone pillars with a pair of wooden stock beams. The beams, which have been replaced several times, contain two pairs of leg-holes. They are situated next to the market cross, in line with the fish stones, whipping post and war memorial.
This whipping post, probably from the 18th century, is constructed of stone and has a square cornice and ball finial. It is situated in line with the stocks, market cross, fish stones and war memorial.