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Cowhouse Adjoining North West Corner of Midhope Hall Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bradfield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.492 / 53°29'31"N

Longitude: -1.6496 / 1°38'58"W

OS Eastings: 423347

OS Northings: 399537

OS Grid: SK233995

Mapcode National: GBR JXX1.NX

Mapcode Global: WHCBW.MHP9

Entry Name: Cowhouse Adjoining North West Corner of Midhope Hall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335380

Location: Bradfield, Sheffield, S36

County: Sheffield

Civil Parish: Bradfield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Penistone St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(north side),

3/57 Cowhouse adjoining
north-west corner
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

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