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Brimmer Head Farmhouse with Adjoining Farm Building

A Grade I Listed Building in Ambleside, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4672 / 54°28'1"N

Longitude: -3.0436 / 3°2'36"W

OS Eastings: 332457

OS Northings: 508480

OS Grid: NY324084

Mapcode National: GBR 7J5S.VD

Mapcode Global: WH81Z.6ZX8

Plus Code: 9C6RFX84+VH

Entry Name: Brimmer Head Farmhouse with Adjoining Farm Building

Listing Date: 15 March 1974

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 452084

Location: Lakes, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Lakes

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Grasmere St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

Brimmer Head Farmhouse
with adjoining farm building
NY 30 NW 7/68
1574 and 1870. Reputedly the oldest house in Grasmere.. White-washed stone
rubble, slate roof, 2 storeys. New end added 1870, with a bay window.
Front has centre door, 2 windows on ground floor and 3 above, all with
wooden mullions, and 2 small gablets over upper windows. The later portion
to the left has a gable, bay window and an upper window with labels. Farm
building adjoins to right under same roof (shippons belay, loft above ).
Traces of original external stairs. Interior has very low ceiling beams
and oak panelling in present kitchen. Stairs mid-Cl7, with treads and
panelling and turned balusters with Roman numbering. A blocked old window
visible inside, and an oak chest dated 1637. Old ladder still extant inside
the original C16 kitchen.

Listing NGR: NY3245208483

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

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