Listed Building: BARN AT BROOK HOUSE FARM (1140153)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 178, 5, 10003
Date assigned Monday, May 23, 1994
Date last amended


Farm outbuilding. Late C17, with C18 and C19 alterations and additions, and further extended C20. Coursed squared gritstone,with ashlar gritstone dressings, a single stone ridge stack, plain gables and a stone slated roof. South elevation; single storey with overlofts, 8 bays,the 5 bays to the west having been remodelled and raised, to serve as a cowhouse with overlofts. At left hand end,2 ground floor doorways with massive lintels and surrounds keyed into surrounding masonry. Plain planked doors. 3 tiers of slit vents to this range which has a near full-height double doorway beneath a shallow segmental arch. Ashlar-quoined door opening, with internal rebate for original doors.To the right,further 3 bays,the first served by an inserted doorway, with flush jambs,shallow lintel and a plain plank door. Further right,a doorway with massive keyed jambs, deep lintel and a plank door. The next bay has a segmentally-arched double doorway, formerly a cartshed, with ashlar quoins, voussoirs,keyblock and planked doors. Adjacent stone steps give access to a first floor tack room, with massive surround to doorway,plank door,and 2 light flush-mullioned window with saddle bars. Hearth to tack room served by stone chimney stack. Within stone stairway,kennel recess with henhouse over. Right end bay with wide stable doorway having a keyed surround below a massive lintel. To the right, an inserted C19 window. Right end gable with partially blocked taking-in loft doorway. Left end with taking- in doorway beneath timber lintel. C19 and C20 monopitch lean-to's to rear elevation. Interior; 5 bay part to left with 4 king post trusses, with curved upward sweeping braces. Ridge purlin set diagonally into notched head of king post. History; an inventory for the adjacent Brook House Farmhouse (q.v.) of 1681 refers to 'the new barn'. A complex, multi-purpose farm building, the form and adaptation of which demonstrates changing patterns of agriculture in this part of upland Derbyshire. Listing NGR: SK0429278458

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Grid reference SK 04292 78458 (point)
Map sheet SK07NW

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