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Latitude: 53.6275 / 53°37'38"N
Longitude: -1.9128 / 1°54'46"W
OS Eastings: 405862
OS Northings: 414554
OS Grid: SE058145
Mapcode National: GBR HV2H.PC
Mapcode Global: WHB91.L2BX
Entry Name: Birks and Barn
Listing Date: 11 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1266692
English Heritage Legacy ID: 420635
Location: Kirklees, HD7
Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Slaithwaite with East Scammonden St James
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 01 SE TYLAS LANE
- Birks and Barn
Early C18. Part altered. House, barn and former cottage now barn. Millstone grit/
hammer dressed stone and rubble. Plinth. Pitched stone slate roof. Old ashlar
chimney to east barn with tabling. 1/2 storeys. House: South East elevation:
Ground floor; One 4-light stone mullioned window (double chamfered) (2 mullions
removed). First floor; One 5-light stone mullioned window, (early C19). North
West elevation: Blocked door with large lintel. Pitched one storey extension.
South East barn: single storey (former cottage). South East elevation: Door with
large chamfered lintel (probably original door). Sill has water drainage channels.
One modern barn door. One 4-light stone mullioned window (double chamfered).
South West elevation: Ground and attic levels each have one 2-light stone
mullioned window (ground floor window blocked and part concealed below ground
level). North West elevation: One 6-light stone mullioned window (2 mullions
removed) (2 lights blocked). Interior: The barn is of cruck construction. There
is a single cruck truss with pegged joints. One blade is on a stone footing, the
other is set into the wall. The tie beam has been removed but there is a collar
and two large purlins and ridge beam. At the east gable of the barn is an
impressive chimney with monolithic chamfered lintel and stone quoins. It has
stepped breast. The chimney indicates that the cruck building could have
originally been used for domestic purposes. South West barn: Small door with
large lintel. Barn door with quoins and rounded corbels supporting large lintel.
Lean-to on west side with first floor small windows with tabled sill. There are
several small holes drilled into quoins along the south elevation of the building
for apparatus used in the drying of wool: "Wuzzing".
Listing NGR: SE0586214554
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