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Former Winter Bee-House at Pike Barns

A Grade II Listed Building in Littleborough, Rochdale

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VJWX9+VR

Entry Name: Former Winter Bee-House at Pike Barns

Listing Date: 23 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213375

Location: Rochdale, OL15

County: Rochdale

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/40 Former winter
bee-house at
- Pike Barns

- II
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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