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Lower Birks

A Grade II Listed Building in Todmorden, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7304 / 53°43'49"N

Longitude: -2.0654 / 2°3'55"W

OS Eastings: 395780

OS Northings: 425998

OS Grid: SD957259

Mapcode National: GBR GT09.MH

Mapcode Global: WHB8D.7HQL

Entry Name: Lower Birks

Listing Date: 17 August 1976

Last Amended: 22 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339066

Location: Todmorden, Calderdale, OL14

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Todmorden

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Todmorden St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SD 958259 (south side)

3/82 Lower Birks
(formerly listed as
Lower Birks Farmhouse)


House. Dated 1664. Large dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. Double
pile on plan under single roof. South front has weathered plinth, continuous
drip course interrupted by decorative label stops over ground floor windows.
2-cell plan. All are double chamfered mullioned windows. 3-light fire window,
6-light housebody window with same over, both with king mullions. 4-light
window with 6-light flat faced mullioned window over. Coped gables with
kneelers and stacks. Attached to left hand return wall is single storey gabled
added cell which has coped gable, kneelers and 2-light chamfered mullioned
window (solid). Main range has doorway with semi-circular arch and moulded
surround forming original gable entry (now blocked to window). Over string is
recessed tablet which reads:
IELD1664. '
Over is 2-light double chamfered mullioned window and arch-headed light with
sunken spandrels. Rear has 3 chamfered windows, originally of 2 lights, one
blocked. Over is 5-light chamfered mullioned window of 2 lights with same above
to front range. 2-light attic window (solid).

Listing NGR: SD9578025998

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