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Spire House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dacre, Cumbria

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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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13/54 Spire House


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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