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Church Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.4039 / 53°24'14"N

Longitude: -3.08 / 3°4'47"W

OS Eastings: 328296

OS Northings: 390220

OS Grid: SJ282902

Mapcode National: GBR 6YX2.ZH

Mapcode Global: WH761.NPKV

Entry Name: Church Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389230

Location: Wirral, CH43

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Bidston and St James

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Bidston St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/07/2014


Bidston Village Road (South side)
Church Farmhouse

(Formerly listed under HOYLAKE ROAD)


Farmhouse. Original building probably early C16, but main structure substantially early C17, though built in several phases. Coursed and squared stone with heavy slate roof. 3 storeys, 3-unit plan, with irregular internal layout and little consistency of level.Original build now forms rear wing. Main range with very irregular fenestration is C17, built in two phases, the earlier section comprising the 2 right-hand bays. Blocked doorway towards the right, with chamfered archway. 4-light mullioned window with hood mould
alongside it. Two 3-light mullioned windows with hood moulds above on different levels, and mullioned windows of 2- and 3-lights in attic storey with a continuous hood mould. Axial stack and coped gable. Left hand section has doorway to right in coped gabled porch with 3-light mullioned window with hood mould to left. 2- and 3-light mullioned windows above beneath continuous hood mould. Single 2-light window to attic storey. Plain chamfered mullions throughout, and hollow chamfers to hood moulds. Rear elevation stuccoed with some exposed brickwork. Parallel wing projecting to right added in C19. Lower left hand wing possibly forms part of earliest building on site. Coursed and squared rubble over cruck frame with slate roof. Wide doorway in gable end partially filled in, with inserted window over, and mullioned windows in west elevation. Cruck frame visible internally with 2 collars and 2 purlins.

Listing NGR: SJ2829690220

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

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