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Latitude: 54.7582 / 54°45'29"N
Longitude: -3.2843 / 3°17'3"W
OS Eastings: 317451
OS Northings: 541121
OS Grid: NY174411
Mapcode National: GBR 5FHF.R3
Mapcode Global: WH6ZC.JN8M
Entry Name: Barn/Implement Store with Clock Tower East of Mechi Farmhouse
Listing Date: 3 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1144457
English Heritage Legacy ID: 72318
Location: Blennerhasset and Torpenhow, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7
Civil Parish: Blennerhasset and Torpenhow
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Binsey Team
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 14 SE BLENNERHASSET & TORPENHOW Blennerhasset
(NY 17450 41120)
5/11B with clock tower east of
Sheep shed, coach house and butching house, with adjoining clock tower, now
store with hay loft above. 1865 for William Lawson of Brayton. Polychrome
rubble walls with flush red-sandstone quoins, under Welsh slate roof, the rear
span under corregated asbestos roof. Red-sandstone ashlar clock tower. Long
2-storey, 6-bay building of double span with left tall square clock tower. 3
segmental arches with boarded doors and 2 C20 sliding plank doors, all under
loft doorway and plain sandstone openings (one glazed). Tower has round clock-
face openings on each side under round-arched vents, but clock now removed.
William Lawson in Ten Year of Gentleman Farming, 1874, p.156, states "these were
to fatten sheep at a wonderful rate; but the scheme never did well". Forms part
of a model farm group and listed for GV with Mechi farmhouse and farm buildings.
Listing NGR: NY1745141121
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