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Latitude: 53.8125 / 53°48'45"N
Longitude: -2.2115 / 2°12'41"W
OS Eastings: 386169
OS Northings: 435156
OS Grid: SD861351
Mapcode National: GBR FS0C.02
Mapcode Global: WHB7Y.0F5M
Entry Name: Higher Saxifield Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 September 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244996
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467157
Location: Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10
Civil Parish: Briercliffe
Built-Up Area: Burnley
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Briercliffe St James
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD8635SW OAKEN BANK, Harle Syke
906-1/8/202 (East side)
29/09/77 Higher Saxifield Farmhouse
Formerly known as: Higher Saxifield Farmhouse BRIERCLIFFE
Laithe-house. Probably early C19; enlarged and altered.
Watershot coursed squared sandstone (ends and rear of random
rubble), with quoins to the northern angle and to the lower
portion of the south-east angle, all white-washed and the
dressings of most openings painted black; with a slate roof to
the house and a stone slate roof to the laithe.
PLAN: rectangular plan on east-west axis, 1+3 bays (the house
double-depth), plus a one-bay single-depth extension to the
east end of the house.
EXTERIOR: the house is 2 storeys and 2:2 windows, facing south
(but now approached from the rear); it has a doorway to the
left, with plain surround, simple cornice and altered door; a
one-light window above the door, a large formerly 2-light
window to the right now lacking the mullion and a smaller
2-light window above this, with a square-cut mullion, all
these windows with raised sills and plain surrounds, and now
with altered glazing. Cyma-moulded gutter cornice; gable
chimney to the right. Set-back extension to the right has one
window at ground floor and 2 above, similar to the main range.
The laithe has a segmental-arched former wagon doorway to the
2nd bay (now mostly blocked by a recently added farm building
at right-angles); and a one-light window adjacent to the
house. Rear: former back doorway of house altered as window; a
one-light window at ground floor and 2 small square windows
above, all with altered glazing; doorway and window at ground
floor of extension, and 2 windows above; loft doorway inserted
in upper part of former wagon doorway. West gable of laithe
has lean-to addition, and an owl-hole in the apex.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Listing NGR: SD8616935156
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