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High Birks Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3175 / 54°19'2"N

Longitude: -2.5376 / 2°32'15"W

OS Eastings: 365125

OS Northings: 491452

OS Grid: SD651914

Mapcode National: GBR BLQJ.D2

Mapcode Global: WH943.ZRS1

Plus Code: 9C6V8F86+XX

Entry Name: High Birks Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484507

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


162-1/20/273 (North side)
14/06/84 High Birks Farmhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
High Birks Farmhouse and Barn
attached to west)


Farmhouse, now house. Probably later C17, remodelled in C18 or
C19; altered. White-washed mixed random rubble with large
quoins, through-stones at 1st floor of front and 3 levels of
east gable wall; stone slate roof. Two units.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys (perhaps raised) but with the front
apparently remodelled as only 2 storeys; 2 windows. The ground
floor has a gabled porch in the centre, with part-glazed door,
a square window to the left with altered glazing and a square
6-pane sashed window to the right; the 1st floor has a similar
sashed window to the right (breaking an irregular row of
through-stones) and a rectangular 2-light casement to the
left. The roof has a broad rectangular 2-stage chimney stack
to the left (at the junction with an attached former cottage)
and a rectangular chimney at the right-hand gable, with a
slate band and cornice. Former cottage built with barn adjoins
left end (qv). Rear: remains of various 2-light
double-chamfered mullioned windows, including one at ground
floor of the east bay (now lacking the mullion), another at
2nd-floor level above this, anciently blocked; small blocked
stair-window in centre; exposed ends of 2 beams at eaves level
and another at 1st floor; added lean-to kitchen built into
bank to rear of west unit. INTERIOR: not inspected.
Forms group with barn and former cottage adjoining west end

Listing NGR: SD6512591452

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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