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Higher Birkett Farmhouse and Buildings Adjoining to the East

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.9368 / 53°56'12"N

Longitude: -2.4861 / 2°29'9"W

OS Eastings: 368187

OS Northings: 449070

OS Grid: SD681490

Mapcode National: GBR CQ2X.KJ

Mapcode Global: WH962.S9CV

Entry Name: Higher Birkett Farmhouse and Buildings Adjoining to the East

Listing Date: 16 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183116

Location: Newton, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Newton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Slaidburn St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


Higher Birkett Farmhouse and
14/65 buildings adjoining to the east


House, late C18th, with former house of 1686 adjoinig. Sandstone rubble
with slate roof. The present house is of double-pile plan with central entry
and end stacks. 2 storeys, 3 bays. The windows have plain stone surrounds,
the right-hand ground-floor one having 2 square mullions. The door has a
plain stone surround. The former house, to the right, has a continuous drip
course on the ground and first floors. At the left on the ground floor it
rises over a former opening, but is now truncated by the present house. On
the ground floor is a 2-light window with plain stone surround and square
mullion. To the right is a one-light rebated and chamfered window with
segmental head. On the 1st floor are 2 3-light rebated and chamfered
mullioned windows. At the rear is a door and a window, both with plain
stone surrounds. Adjoining to the east is a barn having a wide entrance
with plain reveals, with a door with plain stone surround to its right.
On the 1st floor are 2 pitching doors with plain reveals. At the rear is
a re-set chamfered door surround with triangular head. Inside the old house,
on the 1st floor against the west wall, is a plaster panel on a former
chimney breast with decoration of plant stems with leaves and acorns. In
raised letters are the initials 'RLA' and date '1686'.

Listing NGR: SD6818749070

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

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