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Toils Farmhouse and Attached Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bingley, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8702 / 53°52'12"N

Longitude: -1.8094 / 1°48'33"W

OS Eastings: 412632

OS Northings: 441573

OS Grid: SE126415

Mapcode National: GBR HRTP.2C

Mapcode Global: WHC8W.5ZND

Entry Name: Toils Farmhouse and Attached Barn

Listing Date: 18 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338012

Location: Bingley, Bradford, BD16

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Bingley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bingley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE126416 (west side of)Lane Head

2/106 Toils Farmhouse
and attached barn


Wrongly marked Middle Farm on O. S. maps. Laithe-house. c1770.
Hammer-dressed stone, dressed quoins, stone slate roof. 2 storeys.
5-bay barn to left of 2-cell central baffle-entry house.
House: doorway with monolithic jambs has cyma-moulded surround which
rises to form false ogee lintel; single-light window above has similar
surround with false-arched lintel. To either side on both floors a
3-light flat-faced mullioned window with recessed mullions with inner
chamfer and chamfered surround. Central stack offset from ridge.
Barn: segmental-arched cart entry with skewbacks and composite jambs.
To left, mistal doorway with monolithic jambs and chamfered surround.
Coped gable with kneelers to left. Left bay now part of house.
Extension to house, to right, in keeping re-uses original coping and

Interior: housebody has fireplace with monolithic jambs and segmental-
arched bressumer with incised voussoirs, stop-chamfered spine beams
and floor joists with ogee stops. Parlour has similar beamed ceiling.
It is recorded that John Wesley stayed here on several visits to the
area between preaching in Bingley and Ilkley in 1776. Formerly the
window had an engraved piece of glass with a portrait of Wesley and
an elegy to death dated 1776. This glass is now preserved in Eldwick
Methodist church.

An outbuilding has re-used datestone c1777 the house may be of similar

Listing NGR: SE1263241573

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

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