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Latitude: 54.8347 / 54°50'4"N
Longitude: -2.6822 / 2°40'55"W
OS Eastings: 356280
OS Northings: 549083
OS Grid: NY562490
Mapcode National: GBR 9DQJ.3P
Mapcode Global: WH80D.RRZ1
Entry Name: Byre West of Townhead
Listing Date: 3 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137235
English Heritage Legacy ID: 73439
Location: Ainstable, Eden, Cumbria, CA8
Civil Parish: Ainstable
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Cumrew St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 56270 49080 AINSTABLE NEWBIGGIN
NY 54 NE
4/12 Byre west of Townhead
Byre with store above, formerly bastle house. Probably mid C16, with initials
T.D. (not T.C. as in RCHM, but thought to be initials of Thomas, Lord Dacre,
died 1566) and date MDXX (not contemporary with building) on lintel. Thick
walls of red sandstone random rubble, with large quoins, raised in height at 2
different periods; high pitched graduated Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays.
Ground floor entrance has been slightly enlarged but retains its shouldered
lintel and drawbar tunnel; flanking later windows. Upper floor entrance has
chamfered surround and inscribed lintel; 2 light stone-mullioned window to left
and small single-light window to right with chamfered surround, have both been
filled. Small chamfered surround window on two levels in end wall right have
both been filled. Large projecting buttress chimney stack to left end wall.
Rear wall has similar small filled window, with large C19 entrance and plank
doors, reached by ramp. Interior has fireplace with segmental stone arch, with
later fireplace on opposite end wall. See, RCHM, Shielings & Bastles, 1970,
Listing NGR: NY5628049083
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