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Southwaite Hall, Copper House and Barns Adjoining

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hesket, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7996 / 54°47'58"N

Longitude: -2.8564 / 2°51'23"W

OS Eastings: 345038

OS Northings: 545308

OS Grid: NY450453

Mapcode National: GBR 8DHY.D8

Mapcode Global: WH80J.3M1D

Entry Name: Southwaite Hall, Copper House and Barns Adjoining

Listing Date: 24 October 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73915

Location: Hesket, Eden, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Hesket

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hesket-in-the-Forest St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


2/191 Southwaite Hall,
Copper House and
barns adjoining


House, divided into 2 dwellings, and barns. Mid C16 with alterations dated and
inscribed over rear entrance R & L.S. 1628 and Skelton coat-of-arms (Richard &
Lettice Skelton); further late C18 alterations. Barn with early C19 extension.
Painted roughcast rubble walls, under steeply-pitched graduated greenslate roof
with right coped gable; one original large rendered stone ridge chimney stack
with slate drip stones and C19 brick top, the other a gable-end brick chimney
stack. Extension of painted rendered walls with V-jointed quoins, under
graduated greenslate roof with C19 sandstone chimney stacks. Rear outshut has
asbestos roof. Barns of red sandstone rubble, under Welsh and greenslate
roofs. Original house 2 storeys, 6 bays with left higher 2-bay extension, now
Copper House; right lower barns in L-shape. Between the chimneys of the
original house is a central C20 door in a C17 chamfered stone surround. The C17
fenestration of 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows, under continuous
hoodmoulds on both floors, is broken by the irregular insertion of sash windows
with glazing bars in late C18 painted stone surrounds. Associated with the left
chimney stack are blocked firewindows. The extension has a right C20 door, and
sash windows, all in painted stone surrounds. Part of the barn forms an
integral part of the house with a sash window on both floors in stone surrounds,
in an otherwise blank front wall. The rear outshut is of 3 builds and extends
partly over the extension and partly over the barn. A central small window has
remains of its chamfered mullion and right doorway has a reused dated lintel,
which was probably from the rear, now internal, wall. A C19 stone porch on the
left return wall of the outshut has a further reused lintel dated and inscribed
in a segmented shield J.S. & E.S. 1678 (probably John Salkeld and his wife).
The rear of the barn has plank doors under loft doorways and loft openings, all
in stone surrounds. The interior of the house has beamed ceilings. The right
gable has a large C16 segmental-arched stone fireplace, to the right of which is
a spiral stone staircase in the thickness of the wall, now giving access to the
upper floor of the barn, but originally continued up and now blocked above. A
similar fireplace is associated with the ridge stack but is now a plastered
recess. A rear C19 cupboard is in a blocked window recess complete with its
stone mullion.

Listing NGR: NY4503845308

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

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