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Cattle Sheds Incorporating Smithy and Implement Shed at Dawpool Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in West Kirby and Thurstaston, Wirral

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3487 / 53°20'55"N

Longitude: -3.1346 / 3°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 324566

OS Northings: 384134

OS Grid: SJ245841

Mapcode National: GBR 6YKQ.59

Mapcode Global: WH76D.T3H4

Entry Name: Cattle Sheds Incorporating Smithy and Implement Shed at Dawpool Farm

Listing Date: 5 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215660

Location: Wirral, CH61

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: West Kirby and Thurstaston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Thurstaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

STATION ROAD
SJ 28 SW
(North Side)
4/307
Thurstaston
Cattle Sheds incorporating
smithy and implement shed
at Dawpool Farm.

GV II

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
date.


Listing NGR: SJ2456684134

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