1) A farm building where stirks were housed.
1675 One Cow one Heiffer and Two Stirkes at the new House Ł12
Foure Kine at the stirke House Ł16, Admergill. In 1301, Rievaulx Abbey had property apud Stirkhous on which taxes were paid. A fine seventeenth-century hall in Ribblesdale has the name Stirk House: 1550-1 Laurence Lyster of Stirkhowse ... gentleman, Gisburn.