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Hodgsons Cottage and Attached Smithy

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.278 / 54°16'40"N

Longitude: -2.4534 / 2°27'12"W

OS Eastings: 370574

OS Northings: 487025

OS Grid: SD705870

Mapcode National: GBR CL9Z.N6

Mapcode Global: WH94C.8QYR

Plus Code: 9C6V7GHW+6J

Entry Name: Hodgsons Cottage and Attached Smithy

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383804

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484236

ID on this website: 101383804

Location: Dent, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Dent

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dent with Cowgill

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD7087 BEECH HILL, Dent Town
162-1/24/178 (East side)
14/06/84 Hodgson's cottage and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Hodgson's Cottage)
(Formerly Listed as:
Hodgson's Smithy)


Also known as: Smithy BEECH HILL.
House with attached warehouse (now a shop) and attached
smithy. Probably late C17 or earlier C18, smithy probably
added in C18; altered. White-washed roughly-coursed rubble
with quoins, stone slate roof. T-plan formed by a single-depth
2-unit range on a north-south axis facing west, set back from
the road, with a 1-unit wing (the warehouse) projected from
the left half and a 1-unit smithy attached to the north gable.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 1:2 windows. The 2-window main range has
a square-headed doorway abutting the wing, with a part-glazed
door, two 4-pane sashes on each floor, a corbelled square
chimney at the right-hand gable, and a similar corbelled
chimney at the left gable (cut down but visible in the smithy
loft). The re-entrant side of the wing has a square-headed
doorway in the centre, with a board door, a square 4-pane
fixed window to the left and a square 6-pane fixed window
above; its gable wall has a tall 12-pane fixed window offset
to the right at 1st floor (probably formerly a loading
doorway), and a corbelled square chimney. Rear: renewed sashes
on both floors. INTERIOR: house modernised; warehouse has
flagged floor, stone fireplace, small pantry in rear left
corner and quarter-turn stone staircase in rear right-hand
corner; upper floor open to the roof.
The SMITHY, set back at the left end, 2 low storeys and 2
windows, partly obscured by a monopitched slate roof attached
at 1st floor, has a large doorway offset to the right and 2
small windows above. Its rear wall, of mixed random rubble,
has a doorway next to the house, with a wooden lintel and a
board door with strap hinges, a 6-pane fixed window to the
right and a narrow 4-pane window above. Its INTERIOR has a
pair of large chamfered beams, and a complete fully-equipped
smithy with forge, bellows, anvil and tools (still in use in
the 1970s). Adjoins Beech Hill Cottage (qv) to the left, and
is part of an important group facing the Church of St Andrew

Listing NGR: SD7057487027

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