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The How Cottage with Associated Farmbuildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Patterdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5108 / 54°30'38"N

Longitude: -2.9148 / 2°54'53"W

OS Eastings: 340865

OS Northings: 513212

OS Grid: NY408132

Mapcode National: GBR 8J28.RS

Mapcode Global: WH81V.6W7C

Entry Name: The How Cottage with Associated Farmbuildings

Listing Date: 30 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054609

English Heritage Legacy ID: 453168

Location: Patterdale, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Patterdale

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Patterdale St Patrick

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-

SP 1054,

The How Cottage with associated farm buildings


Former farmhouse, now used for storage. Probably mid-C17. Random rubble masonry
with diminishing stone slate gable-end roof. A virtually unaltered example
of the cross-passage and byre plan, with the byre to the left (NW) of the cross-
passage. The structure is built into the hillside so that the hayloft above
the byre is entered from the rear at ground level in the manner of a bank barn.
The house proper is now entered from a central doorway, possibly inserted when
the doorway to the right of the fireplace leading in from the cross-passage
was blocked. The stone half-winder stair, and the pantry are placed to the
rear of the house in an outshut or turret under the catslide roof. The stone
chimney hood remains intact.
Exterior: the house with 2 2-light C19 windows to 1st floor (one light shuttered
one light glazed with 4 panes); 2 similar windows to ground floor, one to either
side of door which is planked with strap hinges, and approached by stone steps.
An original 1st floor window survives, now blocked but visible internally,
2 lights with chamfered mullion and surround. Byre with half door with wooden
lintel and stone weathering. Planked door to cross-passage with strap hinges.
1st floor opening. Axial stone stack with weathering. End elevations with
ventilation to hay loft. Blocked 1st floor window to right hand (SE) end.
One planked door to rear.
INTERIOR: The huge fireplace with massive roughly chamfered lintel, retains
its original hearthstone, slate fireback, hot-ash receptacle for oven, and some
curing irons. The stone chimney hood survives in its unaltered state (ie it
has not-been boxed in, nor has it had a 1st floor fireplace inserted), and is
as such comparatively rare. 2 chamfered ceiling beams to ground-floor room
with run-out stops. Slate ledge to pantry. Slate stairs to half newel.
Roof: 2 trusses with principals pegged and morticed at apex, and tie beam one
has a pegged collar, the other raking queen struts. Side purlins and ridge
pier Byre roof similar, one truss with queen struts, the other with half-dovetailed
collar. The corbelled chimney stack is visible from the hay loft. Roughly
constructed manger to byre. The 2-bay stable to rear of The How Cottage, and
the 5-bay barn to the SW of the cottage are probably contemporary and are included
in the listing.

Listing NGR: NY4086513212

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

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