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The Old Pele and Rectory Farmhouse and Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ainstable, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8186 / 54°49'6"N

Longitude: -2.6622 / 2°39'44"W

OS Eastings: 357542

OS Northings: 547280

OS Grid: NY575472

Mapcode National: GBR 9DVQ.FG

Mapcode Global: WH91R.24JV

Plus Code: 9C6VR89Q+C4

Entry Name: The Old Pele and Rectory Farmhouse and Barn

Listing Date: 3 August 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73434

Location: Ainstable, Eden, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Ainstable

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Renwick All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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The Old Pele and
Rectory Farmhouse and Barn


House/Post Office and farm, formerly Rectory and barns. Probably early C15
tower house, with late C15 or early C16 hall range, altered in late C17 and late
C18, with early C19 barns and rear extensions of 1879. Large blocks of coursed
red sandstone to tower and hall, with extensions of hammer dressed red
sandstone; Welsh and green slate roofs, stone chimney stacks. Tower of 2
storeys (probably originally 3 storeys), single bay, to right, has walls over
one metre thick, roof now gabled. C20 French window with plain late C18
surround and 2-pane sash window above in similar surround. End wall has filled
ground floor entrance (of undetermined date) with small filled window above.
Rear wall has small filled ground floor window, with similar window above of
single pane. Interior has ground floor vaulted chamber with newel stair, now
filled, in north-east angle; entrance from hall is probably C15, later fireplace
in rear wall. Upper chamber has remains of stone dividing wall, probably C16,
with fireplace in rear and side walls; probable garderobe outlet behind side
fireplace; filled window covered by hall wall, suggests hall is of later build
than tower. Hall range to left of 2 storeys, 3 bays, has similar stonework to
tower, with walls one metre thick, rear wall now internal. Front has been
refenestrated in late C18, sash windows with glazing bars to left, 2-pane sashes
to right; left ground floor window has remains of arched stonework for original
opening. Late C17 entrance (formerly with segmental pediment) has been filled
and re-cut with plain C18 surround; C19 top glazed door. Eye level quoin stone
right (partly covered by extension) has incised sundial. L-shaped buildings
adjoining left, Rectory Farm and barn, form integral part of the building (now a
separate property) and although altered with C20 windows and entrance, it is
included in the listing. Probably the most complete fortified vicarage in the

Listing NGR: NY5754247280

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