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Description: Higher Birkett Farmhouse and Buildings Adjoining to the East
Date Listed: 16 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 183116
OS Grid Reference: SD6818749070
OS Grid Coordinates: 368187, 449070
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9368, -2.4861
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SD 64 NE NEWTON
Higher Birkett Farmhouse and
14/65 buildings adjoining to the east
House, late C18th, with former house of 1686 adjoinig. Sandstone rubble
with slate roof. The present house is of double-pile plan with central entry
and end stacks. 2 storeys, 3 bays. The windows have plain stone surrounds,
the right-hand ground-floor one having 2 square mullions. The door has a
plain stone surround. The former house, to the right, has a continuous drip
course on the ground and first floors. At the left on the ground floor it
rises over a former opening, but is now truncated by the present house. On
the ground floor is a 2-light window with plain stone surround and square
mullion. To the right is a one-light rebated and chamfered window with
segmental head. On the 1st floor are 2 3-light rebated and chamfered
mullioned windows. At the rear is a door and a window, both with plain
stone surrounds. Adjoining to the east is a barn having a wide entrance
with plain reveals, with a door with plain stone surround to its right.
On the 1st floor are 2 pitching doors with plain reveals. At the rear is
a re-set chamfered door surround with triangular head. Inside the old house,
on the 1st floor against the west wall, is a plaster panel on a former
chimney breast with decoration of plant stems with leaves and acorns. In
raised letters are the initials 'RLA' and date '1686'.
Listing NGR: SD6818749070
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Source: English Heritage
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