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Latitude: 54.8596 / 54°51'34"N
Longitude: -3.2798 / 3°16'47"W
OS Eastings: 317946
OS Northings: 552395
OS Grid: NY179523
Mapcode National: GBR 5DJ7.QR
Mapcode Global: WH6YZ.L3DW
Entry Name: Raby Cote and Adjoining Barn
Listing Date: 1 April 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1144612
English Heritage Legacy ID: 71974
Location: Holme East Waver, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7
Civil Parish: Holme East Waver
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Newton Arlosh St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 15 SE HOLME EAST WAVER Raby
6/23 Raby Cote and
Farmhouse and barn. Mid C16 for the Chambers family with extensive early or mid
C17 alterations and further C18 and C20 extensions. Barn dated and inscribed on
stone in rear wall J. & M.C. (John & Margaret Chambers) 1675. Squared and
coursed red sandstone from Holme Cultram Abbey, with flush quoins, on reused
chamfered plinth with inverted inscription GILBERT LAMOTTE, JOHN DE BOTHILL,
VICAR OF BURG. THE YEAR WAS THE VITH ROBERT ABBOT OF HOLM, AND OF OUR LORD
MDXIII. VIII HENRY KING (thought to have come from the chapterhouse of the
Abbey). C20 sandstone-effect tile roof with cement rendered chimney stacks. 2
storeys, 4 bays with lower single-bay brick extension to right; slightly higher
2-storey, 2-bay barn to left. C20 door in painted chamfered surround. C20
casement windows in enlarged surrounds, those on upper floor in chamfered
surrounds. C18 brick extension has C20 door and casement window in painted
stone surrounds. Upper floor sash window under tracery panel from the Abbey.
Rear cement rendered C20 farmhouse wall. Barn also of Abbey stone under C20
green tile roof. 2 C20 garage doors cut through blocked stone-surround
windows. Loft plank door over coat of arms panel from the Abbey. Barn rear
wall incorporates sculptured stone of Virgin & Child over Abbey arms and Latin
inscription. Further sculptured stone coat of arms of Robert Chambers, Abbot of
Holme Cultram. Left part of rear wall has blocked 2-light stone-mullioned
windows of the C16 house which continues as a thick internal passage wall in the
present farmhouse. Internal niche in the passage was probably a fire window.
Front room fire beam and beamed ceiling with similar beams in bedroom above.
Rear farmhouse extension has unusual painted tin ceilings imitating C17 moulded
plasterwork. See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian &
Archaeological Society, new series, i, pp194-233. Right-angled brick extension
to barn is not of interest.
Listing NGR: NY1794652395
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