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Cattle Sheds Incorporating Smithy and Implement Shed at Dawpool Farm, Thurstaston

Description: Cattle Sheds Incorporating Smithy and Implement Shed at Dawpool Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 215660

OS Grid Reference: SJ2456684134
OS Grid Coordinates: 324566, 384134
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3487, -3.1346

Location: Station Road, Wirral CH61 0HL

Locality: Thurstaston
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH61 0HL

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Listing Text

SJ 28 SW
(North Side)
Cattle Sheds incorporating
smithy and implement shed
at Dawpool Farm.


Cattle sheds incorporating smithy and implement shed. c1865. For James Hegan.
Coursed, rock-faced red sandstone, graduated Welsh slate roofs. Irregular range of
1-storey buildings set round yard to south of 'Barn and Granary at Dawpool Farm'
(q.v.) and attached to the barn by a 2-storey link; the implement shed forms the
north-east side of the yard and beyond it projects a loose-box incorporating smithy
workshop. 4-bay loose box has port-slatted casements in ashlar surrounds having
rounded sills and chamfered quoins and lintels; smithy in additional end bay has
boarded door on left of 4-pane window; rounded kneelers, ashlar gable copings,
raised ridge with louvred side panels interspersed with glazed lights. Implement
shed, adjoining at right angles, has 4-bay opening divided by iron posts; enclosed
end bay with boarded double doors; plain roof with ashlar gable copings. Main
cattle shed is of 4 bays with 3 square-headed doorways at north-east end having
boarded doors and overlights in chamfered, quoined surrounds; part-slatted
casements in openings as before; raised ridge. The south-west end of this building
is linked by sturdy bull-pens to a row of individual pens with doorways as before
under single roof with raised ridge. The 2-storey link to the barn has open-sided
ground-floor to east beneath ashlar oculus with sill and hood flanked by small
casements. Opposite side of link has square-headed waggon entrance (on axis of main
form drive). These buildings are listed for group value as part of a planned farm
complex of which the barn/granary, dated 1862, are the most impressive element. The
cattle sheds apart, to be of same date apart from the loose box which has rubble walling of
later character facing Station Road; the implement shed may also be of same later

Listing NGR: SJ2456684134

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Source: English Heritage

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