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Birkhouse Cottage and Attached Upper Birkhouse Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7196 / 53°43'10"N

Longitude: -1.7693 / 1°46'9"W

OS Eastings: 415324

OS Northings: 424822

OS Grid: SE153248

Mapcode National: GBR JT2F.RC

Mapcode Global: WHC9N.SRPV

Entry Name: Birkhouse Cottage and Attached Upper Birkhouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338769

Location: Calderdale, HD6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Hipperholme and Lightcliffe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lightcliffe St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 12 SE (north side)

4/7 Birkhouse Cottage and
attached Upper Birkhouse

G. V. II

House, now in two occupations. 1647. Rubble brought to course, stone slate roof.
2 storeys. 2 room front with timber arcade to single aisle under catslide roof
to rear, partly covered by 2-storey gabled kitchen wing. South front has
centrally placed single storey gabled porch which has side entrance protecting
main doorway. This has simple chamfered composite jambs with 4-centred arched
lintel bearing the date 1647. To either side are double chamfered mullioned
windows of 5 lights, that to right with 2 mullions removed. To left is bricked-
in fire window. Over are mullioned windows of 2 and 5 lights that to right with
all mullions removed. Coped gable with kneeler to left hand and 2 stacks to
gables that to right in ashlar. Left hand return wall of continuous build with
kitchen wing which has a double chamfered mullioned window of 5 lights with a
2-light window over, large stack to gable. Rear outshot has chamfered mullioned
windows of 2 and 3 lights with 2-light window between making a range of 7 lights
(most blocked). Abutting to aisle is kitchen doorway with composite jambs and
depressed arched lintel.

Interior: Large chamfered spine beams and stop chamfered floor joists to
housebody with scarf joints to spine beams, evidence of former bressumer. Post
to arcade plate rests on stylobat. Rear kitchen has large elliptical keyed
arched fireplace. Some board and muntin panelling survives. The roof has 2
king post trusses and collar for fire-hood.

Listing NGR: SE1532424822

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

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