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Meadow Bank Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westward, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8306 / 54°49'50"N

Longitude: -3.0541 / 3°3'14"W

OS Eastings: 332385

OS Northings: 548926

OS Grid: NY323489

Mapcode National: GBR 7D3L.L5

Mapcode Global: WH807.1VY5

Plus Code: 9C6RRWJW+69

Entry Name: Meadow Bank Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144410

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72519

ID on this website: 101144410

Location: West Curthwaite, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Westward

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Rosley Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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NY 34 NW WESTWARD West Curthwaite

3/215 Meadow Bank Farmhouse
G.V. II*

Probably originally 2 houses, later one farmhouse, now private house. Dated and
inscribed over entrance 1666 I.L. D.L. (John & Dorothy Losh) with C19 and C20
alterations. Clay walls on projecting stone plinth, repaired with red sandstone
and supported by 3 stone buttresses, all whitewashed over. Corrugated iron roof
over wheat-straw thatch on turf with eaves boarding; brick chimney stacks.
Longhouse plan. Single storey with loft, 4 bays with former byre to left all
under common roof. Chamfered-surround cross-passage entrance under inscribed
Tudor arch. 2 C19 sash windows with glazing bars; small plain stair window and
2 small attic windows above. Small C19 casement window to extreme right and
further plank door in wooden surround beyond. Stone shippon, under sandstone
slate roof, projects from former byre at left and has stone mounting block at
right side. Rear wall is rendered with corresponding cross-passage door. Small
fire window in chamfered surround to left. Central stone outshut under Welsh
slate roof has C20 windows. Former byre has C20 steel casement in
partly-chamfered enlarged surround. Interior has one pair of full crucks.
Inglenook has firebeam and stone heck with associated spice and salt cupboard
recesses. Beamed ceilings. Lintel of one window is a reused part of a carved
cupboard inscribed and dated A.C. 1623. End 2 bays at right have one internally
blocked firewindow and C17 pegged purlins exposed by the removal of plaster
ceilings. Central stone staircase is probably C18. A rare dated example of
this type of house.

Listing NGR: NY3238548926

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