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The Arches the Arches Cottage the Barn and Gingang

A Grade II Listed Building in Skelton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7817 / 54°46'54"N

Longitude: -2.931 / 2°55'51"W

OS Eastings: 340220

OS Northings: 543373

OS Grid: NY402433

Mapcode National: GBR 7FZ4.7P

Mapcode Global: WH80N.Y2GM

Plus Code: 9C6VQ3J9+MJ

Entry Name: The Arches the Arches Cottage the Barn and Gingang

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73950

Location: Skelton, Eden, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Skelton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Ivegill Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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5/221 The Arches,
27.12.67 The Arches Cottage,
The Barn and gingang


Stable range, barn and gin-gang for High Head Castle, now 4 dwellings. Dated
1747 internally with alterations dated 1853 and 1854; further C20 alterations.
Front dressed red sandstone walls with ashlar dressings and V-jointed quoins,
the rear and side walls of red sandstone rubble. Hipped Welsh slate roof with
bottom courses of sandstone slates; sandstone and C20 brick chimney stacks.
Front 2 storeys, 6 bays divided by central archway into 3-bay houses, with
stables and barn around a rear courtyard, built against a bank so that the rear
parts are 3 storeys,and semicircular gin-gang adjoining at lower level beyond
barn. Segmental archway, with rusticated ashlar surround and voussoirs, under
round patterned window and coped gable with ball finials. Houses have central
C20 doors in quoined surrounds under keyed lintels. Sash windows with glazing
bars in quoined surrounds under keyed lintels, on bracketed sills. Right return
wall has central segmental quoined archway and flanking slit vents at high
level, partly blocked at either end for the insertion of C20 windows. Right
lower-level C20 panelled door in stone surround. Left return wall has irregular
fenestration with windows of 3 periods on different levels. The lowest part of
the wall is off-set with 4 regularly-spaced doorways and 3 flat stone-mullioned
windows, one with its mullion removed; a left doorway blocked and C20 doorway
cut through. Upper floors have small casement windows and tall loft doorway in
C19 stone surrounds. Left C20 windows in cement surrounds. Rear wall has
similar doorways, slit vents on 3 levels partly blocked for the insertion of C20
windows in cement surrounds. Adjoining gin-gang is off-centre with its roof
removed. Inner courtyard has some blocked doorways and 2-light flat
stone-mullioned windows, many with mullions removed. Various segmental
archways, one dated 1854. Some C20 garage doors and C20 windows in cement
surrounds. Listed for group value with High Head Castle.

Listing NGR: NY4022043373

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