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Spire House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dacre, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6735 / 54°40'24"N

Longitude: -2.8345 / 2°50'4"W

OS Eastings: 346281

OS Northings: 531258

OS Grid: NY462312

Mapcode National: GBR 8GND.4G

Mapcode Global: WH813.FSGL

Plus Code: 9C6VM5F8+C5

Entry Name: Spire House

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290677

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73773

Location: Dacre, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Dacre

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dacre St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Description


NY 43 SE DACRE GREAT BLENCOW

13/54 Spire House
27.12.67

II


Farmhouse. Early C18 with late C18 folly extension for the 11th Duke of
Norfolk. Cement rendered walls, under Welsh slate roof with coped gables and
left kneeler; banded sandstone ashlar chimney stacks. Extension of dressed pink
sandstone with string course, eaves cornice, battlemented parapets and V-jointed
quoins. Polygonal leaded spire within parapets. 2 storeys, 3 bays with right
projecting polygonal extension. Farmhouse has sash windows, one double on
ground floor and smaller right casement firewindows, all within painted stone
surrounds. Left lean-to has plank door in plain opening. Extension has front
wall canted forward with a central sash window under a pointed-arched sash
window; in flanking parts blind round-headed recesses under twin pointed-head
windows, all in raised stone surrounds. Right return wall has a blind circular
recess. The spire is on a battlemented polygonal base with blind pointed-arched
recess. Rear of the house has C19 extension with plank door, 2- and 3-light
windows, all under hoodmoulds which are continuous on the ground floor. One of
a group of 3 folly farmhouses in the Greystoke area. See Barbara Jones, Follies
& Grottoes, 1974, pp.303-4; Country Life, 30 June 1983, pp.1796-1800. Adjoining
farm buildings are later and not of interest.


Listing NGR: NY4628131258

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