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Basil Busk

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2728 / 54°16'22"N

Longitude: -2.4135 / 2°24'48"W

OS Eastings: 373170

OS Northings: 486433

OS Grid: SD731864

Mapcode National: GBR CML1.82

Mapcode Global: WH94C.WVWR

Plus Code: 9C6V7HFP+4J

Entry Name: Basil Busk

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383819

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484251

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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162-1/11/17 (North side)
14/06/84 Basil Busk
(Formerly Listed as:
Basil Busk and Barn to south-west)


Farmhouse and cottage, now all one house. Three builds, the
first probably mid to later C17 and the last probably earlier
C18 (window lintel dated 1717); altered. Coursed rubble with
quoins, stone slate roof. Linear single-depth plan on
east-west axis facing south, 3 units, the earliest at the east
end and the latest at the west end; with 2 rear outshuts.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 6 windows, grouped 2:2:2, with a
vertical joint between the 2nd and 3rd of these. The earliest
portion at the east end has a square-headed doorway offset
left, with a monolithic lintel, a 2-light casement each side
and a 1-light fire-window to the right, three 2-light
mullioned windows at 1st floor (all with renewed flat-faced
mullions), and a large corbelled chimney at the gable. The
centre portion has a gabled porch to the left with a low
square-headed outer doorway, a square 10-pane sash at ground
floor flanked by rectangular 6-pane fixed windows, a pair of
square 8-pane sashes at 1st floor offset slightly left; and a
large square chimney on the ridge at the junction with the
east portion. The portion to the west of the porch has a stone
slate drip-course, a square 6-pane and a low oblong 10-pane
fixed window at ground floor, both with monolith lintels and
the latter inscribed "G / L E / 1717", 2 square 8-pane sashes
at 1st floor (that to the right with the lintel of a formerly
wider opening, like that below); and a gable chimney to the
left with a triangular stone slate cap. Rear: built partly
back-to-earth; 2 outshuts under catslide roofs.
INTERIOR: 2 very thick lateral partition walls, that between
the centre and west portions with a window at attic level; 2
lateral beams in eastern portion, the second of these formerly
a smokehood bressumer, with original joists; re-built stone
staircase mounting up rear wall of this room; series of narrow
lateral beams in western portion, and C18 cupboard built into
rear wall of this room. East portion has 2 roof trusses made
of re-used timbers.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the eastern portion was originally a 1-unit
2-storey house, similar to Blands (qv), Blea Beck (qv),
Roantree (qv) and West Stonehouse (qv): a type characteristic
of this dale in the later C17.

Listing NGR: SD7317086433

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