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Cat i'th Window Farm

Almond Brook Road, WN6 0ST, Standish

Listed Date: 00/00/0000
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At Risk: No

Description

Image by Jim Meehan

Showing on pre-1840 map.  Referenced in T.C. Porteus "A History of Standish" as tenanted in 1725.

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Built in the 1690s and probably earlier.  The building consists of a small farmhouse and barn which have been converted into two dwelling houses.  There is a local story that William Standish hid there in the 1690s when he was wanted for treason, for plotting the overthrow of William III in favour of James, the Old Pretender.

It is named after the nearby cottage that has cat silhouettes on its front wall.

Jim Meehan