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Birks and Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Colne Valley, Kirklees

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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

Plus Code: 9C5WJ3GP+XV

Entry Name: Birks and Barn

Listing Date: 11 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420635

ID on this website: 101266692

Location: New Close, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD7

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Slaithwaite with East Scammonden St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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- Birks and Barn

- II

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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