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Description: Middle Birks Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324008
OS Grid Reference: SD7367165089
OS Grid Coordinates: 373671, 465089
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0810, -2.4039
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SD 76 NW
7/1 Middle Birks Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Dated 1633 with gabled entrance porch dated 1697, C19 and C20 alte-
rations. Slobbered rubble and squared rubble, stone dressings, stone slate and
slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays. Left-hand bay is later than main build and
contains central waggon entrance to cartshed, 2 leaf plank doors. Central 2
storey gabled entrance porch has entrance right of centre with moulded chamfered
surround, decorated lintel, and decorated datestone over lintel inscribed N / E C
(Edward and Catherine Nowell). Hoodmould lifts over lintel and datestone
and continues over single-light window with moulded chamfered lintel to left
and right of entrance. Left-hand return to porch contains 2-light chamfered
window and hoodmould; right-hand return contains single light chamfered window.
Two right-hand bays contain C20 ground floor window, C20 ground floor entrance,
former 2-light chamfered mullioned window, mullion now missing; C20 casements.
Upper floor: left-hand bay single light window, sashes with glazing bars; 3 light
chamfered window with cavetto mullions, stepped central light, hoodmould to porch;
right-hand former 3-light chamfered window with cavetto mullions, and right-hand
mullion now missing; and stepped 3-light chamfered window with ovolo mullions
and stepped hoodmould; C20 casements and fixed lights. Eaves mullions. Gable
coping and kneelers to porch. Left-hand projecting gable end, left of centre
and right-hand ridge stacks; C19 stack to left-hand angle with porch. At rear
is former fire window, single light with chamfered surround; slate dripstone.
Interior: former entrance inside porch has 1633 inscribed on plaster coating
to lintel. Reused chamfered beams former parlour possibly late C16/early C17.
Bathroom, above porch, contains 2 tiers of plaster panelling in bolection moulding
and C17 frieze of festoons. Attic contains remains of timber fire hood.
Listing NGR: SD7367165089
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Source: English Heritage
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