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Backstone Gill Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2791 / 54°16'44"N

Longitude: -2.4374 / 2°26'14"W

OS Eastings: 371618

OS Northings: 487142

OS Grid: SD716871

Mapcode National: GBR CLFY.3T

Mapcode Global: WH94C.JPKX

Plus Code: 9C6V7HH7+M2

Entry Name: Backstone Gill Cottage

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383818

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484250

Location: Dent, South Lakeland, 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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162-1/11/16 (North side)
14/06/84 Backstone Gill Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
Backstone Gill Cottage and Barn)


Small farmhouse, now house. Probably early C18; slightly
enlarged, and altered. Cream-painted random rubble with large
quoins, green slate roof (stone slate to outshut).
Single-depth 2-unit plan plus a lean-to porch-cum-outhouse
added to the centre and right-hand half of the front.
2 storeys and 2 windows. The lean-to porch, covering a doorway
offset right of centre, has a doorway in its left side and a
small square 4-pane fixed window in the front wall. Left of
the porch the ground floor has a small square 2-light casement
and a 1-light fire-window to the left of that (both with
renewed joinery). The 1st floor has 2 widely-separated small
square 2-light casements. The left gable has a large square
corbelled chimney. Rear has through-stones, and a small window
at 1st floor. Right-hand gable wall has 2 courses of prominent
through-stones, a small rubble lean-to outbuilding at ground
floor and a small window to the left.
INTERIOR: 2 large lateral beams in housepart to left;
staircase mounting from rear left corner.

Listing NGR: SD7161887142

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