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Birks Farmhouse and Attached Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3467 / 54°20'48"N

Longitude: -2.4719 / 2°28'18"W

OS Eastings: 369424

OS Northings: 494673

OS Grid: SD694946

Mapcode National: GBR CL55.NL

Mapcode Global: WH945.006L

Entry Name: Birks Farmhouse and Attached Barn

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484522

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

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


SEDBERGH

SD69SE
162-1/6/281
14/06/84

CAUTLEY ROAD
(East side (off))
Birks Farmhouse and attached barn
(Formerly Listed as:
CAUTLEY ROAD
Birks)

II

Farmhouse, with attached barn. Probably later C17, enlarged at
an early date; altered. Coursed rubble with quoins, the front
cream-washed; roof of slate and stone slate. The house is
L-plan formed by a single-depth 2-unit range on east-west axis
facing south, with a rear outshut added to the 2nd unit.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 3 windows, with a lean-to porch in the
centre flanked by square C20 2-light casements, a 1-light
fixed window to the right (probably a former fire-window), and
three C20 casements at 1st floor. (Some of these windows were
probably formerly mullioned, as the description in the list
issued in 1984 refers to two 3-light windows at ground floor
"of which one has lost one mullion", and the sill of a former
3-light mullioned window with chamfered mullions is now loose
at the front of the house.) Gable chimneys, that to the right
corbelled. Attached to the west end is a small barn forming a
projected wing. The right-hand gable wall has a blocked former
doorway next to the rear corner, with a shallow triangular
head and chamfered surround (suggesting a former
end-baffle-entry plan), and the added lean-to outshut has a
blocked square window in this side. The rear has restored or
modernised windows.
INTERIOR: the former housepart in the 2nd bay has a built-in
spice cupboard to the right of the present chimney-breast,
with a plain panelled door on butterfly hinges, but has
otherwise been refurbished; the parlour in the 1st bay has a
chamfered axial beam and original joists, and a small original
fireplace now blocked.

Listing NGR: SD6942494673

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

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