Dry Clough Farm, Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor

This page is a bare-bones entry for a location which appears on an historic Ordnance Survey map. More detailed information may eventually be added...


  • appears on maps: 1854 [#80], 1894 [#21]
  • location: off Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor
  • status: still exists
  • category: farm


The History of Lockwood and North Crosland (1980) by Brian Clarke:

A narrow cleft or valley in which water rarely flows. In practice, our local Dryclough does possess a stream, but it no doubt quickly dries up in summer. Folk tales say that this stream supplied a pond in Swan Lane, upon which swans did live, thereby giving name to the road. There is probably an element of truth in the tale, for the North Crosland Enclosure Act 1799/1802 provided for a stone walled drain from Dryclough head, near today's Sand House Inn, via Swan Lane and down to the river at Lockwood Bridge.

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II
  • first listed 29 September 1978
  • listing entry number 1313849

DRYCLOUGH ROAD (West Side). Crosland Moor. No 22 (Dryclough Farmhouse, including barn and cartshed). C19, possibly older. Long house type farm house with barn and cartshed. Hammer-dressed stone. Pitched stone slate roof. Two storeys. Two 2-light and one 3-light stone mullioned windows on first floor. Two 3-light stone mullioned windows on ground floor. Barn to west, with segment-headed barn doors masked by red brick lean-to. One storey cartshed to east with lean-to roof.