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Barn/Implement Store with Clock Tower East of Mechi Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Blennerhasset and Torpenhow, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72318

Location: Blennerhasset and Torpenhow, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Blennerhasset and Torpenhow

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Binsey Team

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 14 SE BLENNERHASSET & TORPENHOW Blennerhasset
(NY 17450 41120)
Barn/implement store
5/11B with clock tower east of
Mechi Farmhouse

GV II

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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