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Farm Outbuilding East South East of High Birks Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Crosthwaite and Lyth, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3077 / 54°18'27"N

Longitude: -2.8809 / 2°52'51"W

OS Eastings: 342780

OS Northings: 490586

OS Grid: SD427905

Mapcode National: GBR 8LBM.2L

Mapcode Global: WH82T.QZBK

Plus Code: 9C6V8459+3J

Entry Name: Farm Outbuilding East South East of High Birks Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351993

ID on this website: 101109680

Location: Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA8

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Crosthwaite and Lyth

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Crosthwaite St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Appendage

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Farm outbuilding east-south-east of High Birks Farmhouse



Farm outbuilding. Dated 1853, with minor C20 alterations. Rubble water-shot Lakeland-stone walling, with limestone quoining and dressings, and a Westmorland slate roof laid
to diminishing courses. Bank barn type of linear form with substantial rear outshots
flanking upper side entry. 2-storey with overlofts to outshots, five bays with central access on high side (north) to threshing and winnowing floor and fodder storage. South
elevation with shallow ground floor canopy extending the full length of the building,
supported on long stone canopy corbels (mostly now failing). Four single doorways and a cart entry together with a single small square window at the west end. Only the east end doorway and the window are undisturbed; the other openings having been modified to form additional windows. Central first floor winnowing doorway beneath deep lintel with inscribed date stone above which reads J.C. 1853'. Tier of slit breathers below projecting eaves supported on moulded stone corbels. East and west side elevations altered, but with stable doorways and windows beneath single massive lintels and with loft doors above. The rear outshots are entered through side doors beneath a canopy which shelters the double doorway to the winnowing floor. One of the largest of the surviving C19 bank barns in the Lake District.

Listing NGR: SD4278090586

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