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Tarn House and Stable Adjoining West Return

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4254 / 54°25'31"N

Longitude: -2.3872 / 2°23'13"W

OS Eastings: 374974

OS Northings: 503396

OS Grid: NY749033

Mapcode National: GBR CKR8.ZD

Mapcode Global: WH93T.91G8

Entry Name: Tarn House and Stable Adjoining West Return

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74105

Location: Ravenstonedale, Eden, Cumbria, CA17

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Ravenstonedale

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Ravenstonedale St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 70 SW (South side)

19/86 Tarn House & stable
adjoining west return

House; dated 1664 on door lintels with initials G.F. & I.F. (for George
Fothergill and his wife Julian). May incorporate part of earlier building; some
later alterations. Stable is addition, probably C18. House, wet-dashed rubble
with quoins; stable, coursed squared rubble. Graduated slate roofs to house;
stable roof corrugated asbestos to front and graduated stone flags to rear.
Wing to rear. 2 storeys with 1½-storey porch. 5-bay house has chamfered
plinth. Outer entrance to central gabled porch has architrave with incised
scrolled stops to jambs and 4-centred head with dated lintel; stone side
benches. Studded plank inner door has chamfered surround with 4-centred head.
6-light window to right and two 2-light windows to left all under continuous
hoodmould, carried round porch as string, with ornate scrolled labels. Framed
stone over porch entrance (re-used?) shows 5 shields bearing the arms of
Fothergill, Scrope, Dent, Brand, and Skelton; lobed square opening above with
ornate scrolled labels to hoodmould. 2-light and 4-light windows to 1st floor
right, two 2-light windows to left; all windows under hoodmoulds with scrolled
labels. The larger windows are subdivided by king mullions into 2-light
windows. All original windows to front and rear wing are casements in
double-chamfered surrounds with chamfered stone mullions. East return has
single window (1st floor blocked) in chamfered surround with trefoil head
(re-used?). 2-bay stable: Door with casement and narrow blocked opening to
each floor on left; loft entrance up ramp on west return. Stone copings and
kneelers to porch and gables; diagonally-set finial to porch; stepped and
corniced end chimneys to house. Interior: House has large segment-arched
fireplaces to ground floor east and rear kitchen; some shaped door-lintels with
decorative carving. 2-stage cupboard built into C17 partition, with pierced
frieze, separating kitchen from stairs. Massive chamfered beams. Stable has
single upper-cruck truss. Said to be the first house in the district with a
slated roof.

Listing NGR: NY7497403396

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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