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Thistlewood Farmhouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Castle Sowerby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7838 / 54°47'1"N

Longitude: -2.9405 / 2°56'25"W

OS Eastings: 339613

OS Northings: 543612

OS Grid: NY396436

Mapcode National: GBR 7FX3.6Y

Mapcode Global: WH80N.S1Z0

Entry Name: Thistlewood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 October 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73730

Location: Castle Sowerby, Eden, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Castle Sowerby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Raughton Head All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


4/8 Thistlewood Farmhouse


Fortified tower and extension. Probably early C15 with C16 alterations and late
C17 extension. Tower has thick red sandstone rubble walls with flush quoins,
now under gabled red sandstone slate roof with small banded red sandstone
chimney stacks. Extension of dark-pink coursed sandstone rubble walls with
flush cream sandstone quoins and eaves cornice, on chamfered plinth. Welsh
slate roof with bottom courses of sandstone slate; banded red sandstone chimney
stacks. Rectangular tower of 2 storeys over basement, with lower 2-storey,
4-bay extension. Tower has basement loops; the other small original windows at
various levels have been blocked and replaced by 2- and 3-light late C16
stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds. Extension has central C20 door in
chamfered C17 surround under drip mould. 2-light stone-mullioned windows under
drip moulds. Interior of the tower is thought to be of some interest but unable
to gain access at the time of survey. Small single-storey additions to tower
are not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY3961343612

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

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