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Latitude: 54.9246 / 54°55'28"N
Longitude: -3.0503 / 3°3'1"W
OS Eastings: 332784
OS Northings: 559381
OS Grid: NY327593
Mapcode National: GBR 7C4H.DG
Mapcode Global: WH7ZV.3HR3
Entry Name: Leigh Cottage
Listing Date: 11 December 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1259563
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462765
Location: Burgh By Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5
Civil Parish: Burgh by Sands
Built-Up Area: Burgh by Sands
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Burgh-by-Sands St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
BURGH BY SANDS
SD 35 NW NORTH END
128- /5/10006 Leigh cottage
Small house. Mid C17 or earlier with C18 alterations and C19 extension. Clay walling, now with C20 sculptured cement render. Turf and straw-thatched roof concealed beneath C20 corrugated sheet covering. Main range of 2 bays; single storey with attic and with lower single bay addition at east end with offshut to north, which conceals the original gable entrance. Front wall with 2 windows, one small paned, the other a late C19 4-paned sash. Inserted doorway to east end. Rear elevation with off-centre doorway with a painted surround and plank door. Small fire window to left of doorway. Brick extension to north gable, with stone slated roof. INTERIOR: hearth with C18 surround, the hearth lintol supported on corbelled jambs. Feet of cruck blades emerge from side walls 1 metre below ceiling level. 2-cell plan form little disturbed, with plain ladder stair to attic. An important example of clay construction on The Solway Plain, where building in clay remained a significant building tradition into the C19. This simple vernacular building is also notable for the survival of a little altered interior, including its central cruck truss.
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