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Gas House North East of Mechi Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Blennerhasset and Torpenhow, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72320

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 17410 41180)

5/11D Gas house north-east
of Mechi Farmhouse

GV II

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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