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Description: Home Farm Buildings
Date Listed: 11 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 328722
OS Grid Reference: SE8191865167
OS Grid Coordinates: 481918, 465167
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0759, -0.7495
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BIRDSALL MAIN STREET
SE 86 NW
3/19 Home Farm Buildings
GV II i
Range of farm buildings including foldyards, dairy, barn, offices and
implement shed. 1868. For Birdsall Estate. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate,
pantile and French tile roofs. Spinal range faces north and has barn to
left, cross wing containing offices to centre and implement shed to right.
Behind this range and running at right angles to it are 6 parallel adjoined
ranges comprising 4 covered foldyards and 2 storage sheds. To the left of
these and at right angles to them, is the dairy. Facade to yard: barn, to
left, has 2 storeys, 3 first-floor openings. To left: a stable door and
fixed window, both beneath elliptical relieving arch, and fixed window
beneath keyed lintel. To right: tall double doors beneath elliptical arch.
First floor: 2 pitching doors and a slatted opening. Central section breaks
forward with gable end to yard. 2 storeys, 2 first-floor windows. Fixed
windows throughout. Cruciform vent to gable end. Left return: brick lean-
to extension not of special interest. Right return: 2 board doors, that to
right under canted stone arch. Fixed windows throughout. Implement shed: 2
storeys, 9 first-floor windows. To left: keyed elliptical arch with double
door, flanked by fixed windows. Centre: 5 elliptical arches on square
piers. To right: board door and blocked window. First floor: boarded and
slatted openings each with a divided overlight. Facade to Salents Lane: 6
gable ends, the second, fourth and fifth being taller and wider. Cruciform
vents to gable ends throughout. First bay: rounded corner with overhang to
left. Board door with fixed window to right. Second bay: double doors
flanked by fixed windows all beneath elliptical arches. Small fixed window
with stone lintel to right. Third bay: wide opening with massive stone
lintel, now with C20 sliding doors, flanked by fixed windows. Fourth bay:
elliptical arch, now with C20 sliding doors. Elliptical-arched window to
right. Fifth bay as fourth with elements reversed. Sixth bay: doorway
beneath stone lintel, now with C20 sliding door. Dairy to extreme right:
single-storey with board door to left, C20 casement and 2 sliding doors to
right. Hipped roof to left. These buildings were executed with money from
the 1868 "Improvement Fund" which also covered a major drainage scheme for
the Birdsall Estate. The covered foldyard is an early example of a type
which had become common by the end of the century, and represents an early
stage in the industrialisation of farming.
Listing NGR: SE8191865167
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Source: English Heritage
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