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Smith's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Birch Green, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.5543 / 53°33'15"N

Longitude: -2.7623 / 2°45'44"W

OS Eastings: 349594

OS Northings: 406676

OS Grid: SD495066

Mapcode National: GBR 9W4B.RM

Mapcode Global: WH86K.JXTL

Plus Code: 9C5VH63Q+P3

Entry Name: Smith's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 June 1973

Last Amended: 11 August 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388976

Location: Birch Green, West Lancashire, Lancashire, WN8

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Birch Green

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Skelmersdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Dalton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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783-1/1/14 (West side (off))
25/06/73 Smith's Farmhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
Smith's Farmhouse, and shippons to


Farmhouse, now house. Probably late C17 possibly incorporating
earlier features, in 2 builds, enlarged, altered, recently
renovated, with additions. Sandstone rubble, both coursed and
random; composition tile roofs.
Formerly T-plan, with a one-bay one-and-a-half depth main
range on an east-west axis (probably replacing an earlier and
narrower main range) and a 2-bay cross-wing at the east end;
plus C20 additions to the north. Two low storeys, 1:1 windows
to the south. The main range, of thin rubble masonry, has a
doorway close to the junction with the wing and one altered
window on each floor, and its roof is hipped down to the wing.
The wing, of large random rubble on a high plinth of thin
coursed rubble, has a C20 three-light casement on each floor
of the south gable (replacing sliding sashes); its right-hand
return side has a 4-light mullioned window on each floor of
the front bay and 3-light casements to the rear bay, with
simple hoodmoulds over both ground floor windows. The main
range has no chimney but the wing has a corner chimney.
INTERIOR: the wing has the conventional features of a
subordinate range: beam of former lateral partition which
divided a small service room at the north end from a parlour
to south, and cross-corner fireplace in the parlour and 2
large chamfered lateral beams with cyma stops. Windows have
cambered wooden lintels with similar decoration, and junction
wall to main range has 2 similar lintels.
At 1st floor this junction wall has 2 blocked mullioned
windows close to outer corners; and, between and above these,
remains of roof truss with unusual plank and stud infilling
(these features suggesting that wing was added to formerly
narrower hall range). The main range contains timber-framed
longitudinal partition with blocked Tudor-arched doorway.
Forms a group with the barn approx 15m north-east (qv).

Listing NGR: SD4959406676

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