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Description: Birkin House
Date Listed: 10 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 106323
OS Grid Reference: SY7124991689
OS Grid Coordinates: 371249, 91689
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7241, -2.4087
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8/135 Birkin House
Country house. Built 1874, in early Victorian, classical, style. Grey
brick walls with ashlar dressings, and raised ashlar quoins. Slate roof,
with parapet to the main block. Brick stacks - one at left end, one at
junction of main and service blocks, one at rear of main block. 2 storeys.
Main block has heavy moulded dentil cornice at base of parapet, and cornice
moulding at first floor level. Central projecting bay, with pediment.
Central single-storey porch with Tuscan columns supporting entablature, and
balustraded parapet with corner urns. Pair of raised panel doors under
solid tympanum with radiating flutes, in moulded arch. On ground floor,
left of porch, one sash with moulded surround: no window right of door. 3
similar sashes on first floor, with bracketed cills. Left of the main block
a service range, in similar construction, with no parapet. Plain plat band
at first floor level. On ground floor, 2 sashes with glazing bars in
moulded surrounds. Small mezzanine window. On first floor 3 sashes in
moulded surrounds, with bracketed cills. Lean-to addition at left end.
Internally, main rooms retain original enriched cornices, marble fireplace
surrounds, and panelled doors with reeded architraves. Cut string stair
with turned balusters and wreathed handrail. Largely unaltered Victorian
Listing NGR: SY7124991689
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Source: English Heritage
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