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Barn Approximately 100 Metres South West of Martin Hall Farmhouse (Not Included)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burscough, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6038 / 53°36'13"N

Longitude: -2.8693 / 2°52'9"W

OS Eastings: 342570

OS Northings: 412264

OS Grid: SD425122

Mapcode National: GBR 8VDR.LW

Mapcode Global: WH869.WPT4

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 100 Metres South West of Martin Hall Farmhouse (Not Included)

Listing Date: 11 August 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386269

Location: Burscough, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L40

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Civil Parish: Burscough

Built-Up Area: Burscough Industrial Estate

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burscough Bridge St John

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


663-1/2/29 (West side (off))
Barn approx. 100m SW of Martin Hall
Farmhouse (not included)


Barn. Probably later C16 or very early C17, altered and
enlarged in C17 and slightly enlarged in C18.
Timber-framed construction, partly replaced and partly
enclosed by walls of large dressed sandstone blocks, with a
one-bay addition of handmade red brick on a matching stone
plinth; now roofed with corrugated asbestos sheet.
Three bays on a north-south axis, with an outshut to the east
side and a one-bay addition at the north end. The west side,
east outshut and south gable walls are all of stone, with
moulded plinths; the west side and the gable have regularly
spaced slit breathers; on the west side the former centre bay
has a full-height porch to the waggon entrance; and on the
east side the outshut has a 4-light window with
cavetto-moulded mullions.
INTERIOR: the former east side and north gable walls are of
post-and-truss construction with square framing and remains of
very unusual horizontal plank panelling.
The side wall has 3 intermediate posts to each bay (except the
centre waggon entrance) with 3 rails making 4 tiers of panels,
and the uppermost with angle-braces, the lower panels now
filled with brick but the upper filled with horizontal staves
(or crude planks) coated with daub. Intermediate posts have
been removed from the gable wall, except those next to the
corner posts, where there are remains of broad horizontal
planks fitted into vertical grooves.
The tie-beams of the roof trusses have angle-braces from the
principal posts of the east wall and the vacant mortices of
former braces near the west side, where the wallposts have
been replaced by stone piers with moulded caps; and the
principal-rafter trusses have angle stuts and windbraces to 2
pairs of purlins.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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