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Fox House

A Grade II Listed Building in Matterdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6034 / 54°36'12"N

Longitude: -2.9353 / 2°56'7"W

OS Eastings: 339678

OS Northings: 523543

OS Grid: NY396235

Mapcode National: GBR 7HY6.9K

Mapcode Global: WH81F.WKF8

Plus Code: 9C6VJ337+9V

Entry Name: Fox House

Listing Date: 31 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74563

Location: Matterdale, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Matterdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Matterdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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NY 32 SE
5/161 Fox House

Farmhouse part of former longhouse. Probably third quarter of C17. (1631 date
on rack above built-in cupboard, with initials I.W., appears to be an import).
Rubble, rendered on front; stone-flagged roof. North side to road blank except
for plain boarded door. Main south front 2 storeys, 3 bays. Half-glazed
4-panel door to right bay, in place of former window. Two and three-light stone
chamfered-mullioned windows and a small fire window at left. End chimneys.
Interior: Ground floor retains heck partition and chamfered beams and joists,
except for renewed fire beam. Door from house-place to parlour is flanked by
original panelled oak built-in cupboards, the right one dated but see above.
Lintel of blocked doorway from former through-passage remains. C18 north
extension, with lobby and dairy conceals boulder plinth and blocked window of
original 2-cell house. The former downhouse, now converted to a separate
dwelling, is too much altered to be of interest.

Listing NGR: NY3967823543

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