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Latitude: 53.6497 / 53°38'59"N
Longitude: -2.0804 / 2°4'49"W
OS Eastings: 394783
OS Northings: 417029
OS Grid: SD947170
Mapcode National: GBR FVX7.DD
Mapcode Global: WHB8S.0JMD
Entry Name: Former Winter Bee-House at Pike Barns
Listing Date: 23 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162280
English Heritage Legacy ID: 213375
Location: Rochdale, OL15
Electoral Ward/Division: Littleborough Lakeside
Built-Up Area: Littleborough
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Littleborough Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SF 91 NW LITTLEBOROUGH LIGHTOWLERS LANE
1/40 Former winter
- Pike Barns
Winter bee house. Early C18 (adjacent barn dated 1730).
Hammer-dressed stone with graduated stone slate roof. One
room which is approached by a flight of stone steps and is
raised above an undercroft. Door with chamfered surround
with small hatch to right and a casement window (a later
insertion). Quoins. Chamfered surround to undercroft door in
left return. Kneelers. The rear has 2 doors with chamfered
surrounds and two 2-light windows with chamfered mullions
(one mullion missing) on the upper floor. The internal wall
of the upper storey contains two tiers of bee boles (square
recesses where skeps were protected from the vagaries of the
winter climate). The bee house is one of only a handful
that have been recognised in the whole of Great Britain.
Listing NGR: SD9478317029
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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