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Latitude: 54.2917 / 54°17'29"N
Longitude: -2.4687 / 2°28'7"W
OS Eastings: 369586
OS Northings: 488549
OS Grid: SD695885
Mapcode National: GBR CL6T.BB
Mapcode Global: WH94C.1DP9
Entry Name: Blea Beck Approximately 160 Metres North of Hacra
Listing Date: 18 October 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383825
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484257
Location: Dent, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10
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
162-1/10/24 (North side)
Blea Beck, approx. 160m north of
Small farmhouse with added shippon; now derelict and
dilapidated. Probably late C17 and C18 respectively; altered.
Large roughly-coursed sandstone rubble with through-stones and
quoins, stone slate roof. One-unit house approx. 6x5 metres on
east-west axis facing south but with the doorway in the north
wall; 1-bay barn added at east end.
EXTERIOR: 2 low storeys and 2 windows. The ground floor has a
narrow blocked doorway (probably formerly a window) offset
left of centre, a narrow 1-light fire-window to the left,
partly blocked, and a similar 1-light window to the right,
completely blocked. The upper floor has 2 small square
windows, that to the left enlarged by the removal of its sill
and that to the right blocked. At the left gable is a large
corbelled chimney (top removed). Second bay of roof partly
collapsed. The shippon to the right has a square window. Rear:
the house has a square-headed doorway in the centre, with a
monolith lintel, and a narrow blocked 1-light window to the
left at ground floor; the shippon has a doorway offset right
and a square window at 1st floor to the left.
INTERIOR: 3 lateral beams, that at the west end a former
smokehood bressumer, but both the others mostly collapsed;
stop-chamfered joists surviving at the west end; oak corbel to
original chimney, underbuilt with inserted internal chimney
stack (fireplace removed). Cupboard recess to left of former
fireplace; remains of white-washed hair-plaster; no surviving
evidence of staircase. Principal-rafter roof truss (purlins on
east side collapsed).
HISTORICAL NOTE: an instructive survival of a 1-unit 2-storey
farmhouse, with important implications for the history of
farmhouses in this dale. Other examples survive only as parts
of subsequently enlarged houses, e.g. West Stonehouse (qv).
Listing NGR: SD6958688549
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