Building record MDR3370 - The Barley Mow Inn, Main Street, Kirk Ireton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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II* Public House. Dated 1683 on sundial to street elevation but with c1600 wing to rear. T-plan. Rear Wing - coursed squared gritstone and plain tile roof with stone coped gable. Two-storeys, west elevation with irregular fenestration. Central doorway with stone lintel and quoins. Flanked by 4-light chamfered mullioned windows, on 2-light chamfered mullion window and a single light window. On the first floor one single light window and two later leaded casements. Main Range - South elevation. Dressed gritstone and plain tile roof with stone coped gables with ball finials and parapet. Brick gable end stacks. Twin gabled front, two storeys and attics. Two bay front. Two-light window openings with ovolo moulded mullions and leaded casements. Lobby entrance plan with entrance on the left of the facade. Stone framed doorway with cambered stone head with dripmould above. C20 studded oak door. West gable end with three moulded mullion windows (the lower two blocked) and a single attic window. Interior - Original plan largely undisturbed and a rare example of an intact C19 public house interior: exposed ceiling beams, quarry tiled floor, cast iron range, wooden settles. (1) Rear range late 16th century appears to have been divided into two dwellings. New end lobby entrance house added in 1683. Ovolo mouldings. (2) Vernacular building dated to 1683 as indicated by datestone. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: DOE(HHR) Dist of West Derby, (Parish of Ahav etc) Oct 1983, 21.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Vernacular Architecture Group. 1978. Vernacular Architecture Group, Spring Conference, 1978, Matlock, Derbyshire.
  • <3> Index: Evans, R. 1976. Some dated vernacular buildings in Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 2663 5014 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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May 11 2015 11:31AM

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