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Watermillock House and Adjoining Part of Magnolia Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Matterdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5943 / 54°35'39"N

Longitude: -2.859 / 2°51'32"W

OS Eastings: 344594

OS Northings: 522459

OS Grid: NY445224

Mapcode National: GBR 8HG9.TV

Mapcode Global: WH81H.1SVB

Plus Code: 9C6VH4VR+PC

Entry Name: Watermillock House and Adjoining Part of Magnolia Cottage

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74548

Location: Matterdale, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Matterdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Watermillock

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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In the entry for:- MATTERDALE A592 (north west side

6/146 Watermillock House
and adjoining part of
Magnolia Cottage

The previous listing date "27-12-67" shall be added


NY 42 SW MATTERDALE A592 (north west side)
6/146 Watermillock House and
adjoining part of
Magnolia Cottage

- II*
House. Late C17 with late C18 addition. Roughcast stone rubble, with slate
roof. North-east elevation of 2 storeys with attic and 3 bays, the end bays
project under asymmetrical gables carried down to form wide eaves on curved
brackets. Moulded bargeboards. Central bay has 3-light single-chamfered
mullioned windows flanking entrance, and fire window to right; continuous
dripcourse, raised over entrances; 1st floor has 4-light window with single
light to right. Wings have sashed windows with glazing bars, each gable has 2
bull's eyes. Central entrance has roll moulded jambs and lintel with sunk ogee
enclosing lettering: "I & ED" and flanked by escutheons with figures: "16" and
"86"; 6-panel door has 3 round-headed upper panels and date: 1686 to top,
original drop handle and knocker; strap hinges. Entrance to inner return of
left wing has 4-paned door with wooden pull handle and drop handle,
corresponding entrance to right wing has 6-fielded-panel door. Large cross-
axial stack and similar stack to left wing. Rear has 5-bay later range under
hipped roof. sashed windows with single glazing bars and central Venetian stair
window; entrance to 4th bay. return lateral stacks. Interior: Hall has
segmental arched fireplace with later corbelled fireplace within, also cupboards
with butterfly hinges; segmental-headed entrance to left. End panelled
partition mostly hidden, beams cased; cornices. Dining room, originally 2
rooms, has panelling to front part, and bolection-moulded fireplace. 1st floor
has some original doors and closets, room with modillioned cornice and
bolection-moulded fireplace. Stone spiral stair to attic. rear range has
imperial stair with 2 lower flights and Adam-style plaster ceiling, tympanum
over entrance to front range. Part of left wing forms part of Magnolia Cottage,
part of a later range of no special interest.

Listing NGR: NY4459422459

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