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Far Orrest Old Farm Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Windermere, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3991 / 54°23'56"N

Longitude: -2.9059 / 2°54'21"W

OS Eastings: 341281

OS Northings: 500786

OS Grid: NY412007

Mapcode National: GBR 8K4K.NS

Mapcode Global: WH82F.BPGD

Plus Code: 9C6V93XV+MJ

Entry Name: Far Orrest Old Farm Cottage

Listing Date: 20 February 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1124758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351719

Also known as: Far Orest Old Farm Cottage

ID on this website: 101124758

Location: Thickholme, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA23

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Windermere

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Troutbeck Jesus Church

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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This asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1255499. This entry was removed from the List on 29th September 2015.

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 29th September 2015.
The followign amendment shall be made to the 5th amendment dated 20 February 1982:

SD 4097


Far Orrest Old Farm Cottage


House, probably originally an open hall with integral solar, now used as storage
building. Possibly late medieval with alterations and additions. Construction of
cruck indicates that original structure was timber-framed or clay; now slobbered
rubble. Graduated slate roof has full-width outshut to rear; large square chimney
(stone) to west end. Originally gable entry plan. Low 2 storeys to 4-bay house with
single-bay garage adjoining east end open to roof. Central gabled stone porch with
lean-to open-fronted store adjoining to right; probably C17 additions. Plank inner
door. 2-light fire-window and 4-light window to left, 3-light window to right and
first floor; all windows wood mullioned and transomed (probably C19). Similar windows
to rear. Cast-iron gutters.
Interior: one original cruck in position of unusual type, having had a vertical tie
between the chamfered main tie and the curved collar with wind-braces to trenched planK
purlins. Main tie re-used above fire-bressumer to support later (C17?) inserted floor
with massive central cross-beam and joists, all stop-chamfered. Fireplace @ 11ft wide,
with stone heck and stepped stone hood, is an insertion (C16?). Stone stair added to
rear. Original roof eaves raised and new purlins inserted: roof structure to former
solar utilises former blade to second cruck as purlin.


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Far Orrest Old Farm Cottage


Probably early C16, altered. Rubble. 2 storeys. 3 casement window openings on
ground floor, middle one larger and right-hand one lighting probably later room;
slate drip-courses and sills. Only one window on 1st floor in middle. Doorway
to right of mid window, in gabled porch with camber-headed entry and slate
drip course. Broad chimney close to left gable. Roof of old slates, supported by
crack truss. Interior includes 11 ft wide hearth under massive oak lintel; blocked
door beside this in gable has probably original entry Stone dog-leg stair
between 2 small rear rooms.

Listing NGR: NY4128900782

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