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Birks Gate and Attached Outbuildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkburton, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.5984 / 53°35'54"N

Longitude: -1.7173 / 1°43'2"W

OS Eastings: 418805

OS Northings: 411349

OS Grid: SE188113

Mapcode National: GBR JVGT.0T

Mapcode Global: WHCB8.LTF8

Plus Code: 9C5WH7XM+93

Entry Name: Birks Gate and Attached Outbuildings

Listing Date: 23 August 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184185

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341265

Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD8

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Kirkburton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thurstonland St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 11 SE Kirkburton
Birks Gate
and attached


Small country house. Early C18, early C19 with additions 1879 and
c1906. Ashlar, coursed rubble and render with ashlar dressings.
Slate and stone slate roofs. 2 gable and 2 wall stacks. 2 storey.
Former entrance front, 5 windows, with a central 6 panel door
with decorative fanlight and an ashlar Doric column doorcase. To
the left 2 windows with a casement and a plain sash, to the right
a triple plain sash window. Above an ashlar moulded cornice with
parapet. Garden front added 1879. 3 windows. To the right, 2, 3
light cross mullion windows, and to the left a projecting square
bay window with a 5 light cross mullion window. Above 3, 3 light
cross mullion windows with Tudor hood moulds, each rising through
the eaves to a shallow gable with ball finial. This range has
raised coped gables and kneelers. Entrance front has off-centre
doorway in moulded surround with wavy hood and glazed door plus
small side window to left. Above a large 3 light cross mullion
staircase window. To the right a large external stack. Set back
to the left the original house, rendered with a lean-to glazed
corridor and above 2 plain sashes. Attached beyond to left, a
single storey billiard room with a central 5 light cross mullion
window with flanking single side lights. Attached beyond to the
left the former coach house and stables, now garages and
outbuildings. 2 garage doors with to the right 2 glazing bar
windows and 2 doors, to the left a single stable door. Above a
pair of 2 light windows with glazing bars and to the right an
unusual pointed window also with glazing bars.INTERIOR Former
entrance range retains main original features including 6 panel
doors in reeded surrounds with patera and plaster coving with egg
and dart and Greek Key pattern. One bedroom has moulded coving
and doors suggesting an early C18 date. Hall has Victorian
staircase with turned balusters and turned newels with large ball
finials, and fireplace re-using decorative panels from C17
furniture. Victorian wing has good fireplaces and windows with
shutters. Billiard room has panelling and built-in seating a
raised dias with screen and fireplace with overmantle
incorporating C17 panels. Small staircase with panelling leads
to upper business or rent room with dado panelling, built in
seating, desk and cupboards a raised dias and an open glazed

Listing NGR: SE1880511349

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