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Description: Birchwood Farmhouse
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331588
OS Grid Reference: SE2842960520
OS Grid Coordinates: 428429, 460520
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0399, -1.5674
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RIPLEY MAIN STREET
SE 2860-2960 (east side)
8/83 Birchwood Farmhouse
(formerly listed as House
15.3.66 to east of and facing
Farmhouse. Early-mid C19. Part of the estate village of Sir William
Amcotts Ingilby. Coursed squared gritstone, Westmorland slate roof. 2
storeys, 3 x 2 bays. In Gothick style. Plinth. 3 steps up to central 3-
panel door with interlaced glazing bars to pointed overlight; pointed-arched
door-head with a double chamfer decorated with flower heads in relief; the
chamfers terminating in shields with the Ingilby star in relief at impost
level. All windows have pointed sashes with interlaced glazing bars; the 2-
piece arched lintels have a star motif at impost level as doorway. Square
hoodmoulds to all openings. Moulded eaves cornice and shallow blocking
course; hipped roof with 2 paired octagonal flued corniced stacks to rear,
left and right. Left return: window first floor left as front; blind
windows to right, ground and first floors. Sir William's father, Sir John
(d1815) was responsible for the rebuilding of the Castle. Sir William used
the flower motif, Ingilby star, 2-piece lintel and window form from the
pedestrian entrance to the gatehouse and the windows of the north (coach-
house) range of the Castle for several houses in the village: Horngarth is
identical; Vale Lodge and Castle Close differ only in the chimney position
and Star House and Cottage are similar.
Listing NGR: SE2842960520
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Source: English Heritage
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