Castle Farm Farmhouse and Barn, North of The Square, Middleton and Smerrill, a 17th century building.
The building was subjected to a photographic survey in 2017 in advance of proposed redevelopment: '...a 17th century farmstead which lies to the immediate north west of the former Fulwood Castle. The complex underwent development in the 18th century when it was extended to the east and the north in addition to being remodelled. In the later 18th century a lean-to structure was added in the northeast corner of the site as a pantry. The farm was originally a dairy farm for the housing of cattle, pigs and horses as indicated by sales catalogues. It is now vacant of its former use and an alternative function for some of the building will ensure that the complex remains maintained and in use.' (1)
From the National Heritage List for England:
'SK 16 SE PARISH OF MIDDLETON AND SMERRILL 4/34 Castle Farmhouse and attached barn (formerly listed at Castle Farmhouse and attached barns) GV II
Farmhouse and barn under continuous roof. C17, remodelled and extended in C18. Coursed rubble limestone with gritstone dressings, quoins, coped gables with moulded kneelers, chamfered eaves band, reconstructed intermediate and end ridge stacks, and C20 concrete tiles (formerly stone slate). 'T' plan with rear wing and east end added in C18. South elevation; three storeys, irregular fenestration, generally 2-light flush mullions with extended heads and cills, and C20 glazing. Former 4-light chamfer mullion window to second floor, now with single mullion and glazing bar casements. Two doorways, with massive surrounds. 2-light chamfer mullioned window to north elevation. Attached to west end, band, barn of rubble limestone with gritstone dressings, quoins, chamfered eaves band, coped west gable with moulded kneelers and C20 concrete tile roof. West elevation; irregular facade with stone surrounds to door and window openings. Interior has three debased king post trusses with curved principals, and trenched, double purlins to carry former stone slated roof.
Listing NGR: SK1964163435.'
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1109388.
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SK 19641 63435 (point)
MIDDLETON AND SMERRILL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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Mar 3 2020 2:34PM
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