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Higher Birks Farmhouse, Thornley-with-Wheatley

Description: Higher Birks Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 183042

OS Grid Reference: SD6165139076
OS Grid Coordinates: 361651, 439076
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8465, -2.5844

Location: Birks Brow, Thornley-with-Wheatley, Lancashire PR3 2TX

Locality: Thornley-with-Wheatley
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR3 2TX

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Listing Text


7/156 Higher Birks Farmhouse
13.2.67 (formerly listed as Higher Birks
Farmhouse and stables)


House, mid C19th with C17th remains. Sandstone, squared and coursed at the
front and rubble at the rear. Slate roof. Double-pile plan with gable
stacks. 2 storeys with attics. North-west front of 3 bays, the windows
being sashed with architraves. The door has a shouldered architrave with
pulvinated frieze and triangular pediment. The gables have shaped bargeboards.
The left-hand gable has a one-light attic window with the remains of a
chamfered surround. The rear wall has double-chamfered mullioned windows.
To the left of the porch is one of 5 lights with one of the lights blocked,
to the right is one of 4 lights. On the 1st floor are 2 modern windows with
plain stone surrounds. Between them is a tall stair window using the remains
of double-chamfered surrounds. The door, inside an open stone porch, has
a chamfered surround with triangular head.

Listing NGR: SD6165139076

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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