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Latitude: 54.7587 / 54°45'31"N
Longitude: -3.2849 / 3°17'5"W
OS Eastings: 317409
OS Northings: 541178
OS Grid: NY174411
Mapcode National: GBR 5FHD.MX
Mapcode Global: WH6ZC.HNZ7
Entry Name: Gas House North East of Mechi Farmhouse
Listing Date: 3 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1144458
English Heritage Legacy ID: 72320
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 17410 41180)
5/11D Gas house north-east
of Mechi Farmhouse
Gas house and smithy now farm store. 1863-4 for William Lawson of Brayton.
Polychrome rubble walls with flush red-sandstone quoins, under Welsh slate roof
and yellow-brick chimney stack. l½ storeys, double span, with tall square
tapering chimney to centre rear. Plain boarded doors and blocked windows, all
with red-sandstone surrounds,under round-headed louvred-vent openings. Left
return wall has large C20 sliding plank door. Coal-fired furnaces provided gas
for the farm and the village of Blennerhasset. William Lawson in Ten Years of
Gentleman Farming, 1874, p.153, states that the gas was switched on on lst April
1865, Forms part of a model farm group and listed for GV with Mechi Farmhouse
and farm buildings.
Listing NGR: NY1740941178
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