Description: Cowhouse Adjoining North West Corner of Midhope Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 8 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335380
OS Grid Reference: SK2334799537
OS Grid Coordinates: 423347, 399537
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4920, -1.6496
SK29NW BRADFIELD MIDHOPE HALL LANE
3/57 Cowhouse adjoining
of Midhope Hall
Cowhouse with hayloft, incorporating part of a medieval courthouse.
Probably C14, later additions,extensive C20 rebuilding. Squared gritstone
rubble, earlier work irregular, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 7 bays.
Quoins. Cart entrance to right now with steel joist over. To left,
4 cowhouse doors with chamfered quoined surrounds and large lintels. To
first floor, 2 square pitching holes and 2 C20 doorways. Rear mostly
altered; traces of earlier work include : massive quoins to the right reveal
of the opposed cart entrance, to right of centre the trace of an earlier
abutting roof with, to its left, a large corbel and blocked first floor
doorway (now window) with quoined reveals. Interior: in the centre of the
cowhouse is an octagonal oak post with simple capital carrying a pad with
roll mouldings at each end, above it is scarfed a single heavy longitudinal
ceiling beam. A first floor window at the right end of the building (now
opening into the cart entrance bay) retains a chamfered rectangular opening
with a timber lintel shaped with trefoiled heads to 4 former lights, mullions
removed. Midhope Hall Farm marks the site of an important manorial centre
held by the De Midhope family from C12 to early C14 and succeeded by the
De Barnby family.
P. Ryder, 'The Old Courthouse, Midhope Hall Farm', Archaeological Journal
vol 137, 1980 pp460-1.
Listing NGR: SK2334799537
Source: English Heritage
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