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Burton Hill Farmhouse Including Adjoining Outbuilding

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3032 / 54°18'11"N

Longitude: -2.5048 / 2°30'17"W

OS Eastings: 367249

OS Northings: 489851

OS Grid: SD672898

Mapcode National: GBR BLYP.J5

Mapcode Global: WH94B.H3GF

Plus Code: 9C6V8F3W+73

Entry Name: Burton Hill Farmhouse Including Adjoining Outbuilding

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484261

Location: Dent, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

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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162-1/10/28 (North side)
14/06/84 Burton Hill Farmhouse including
adjoining outbuilding
(Formerly Listed as:
Burton Hill, washhouse to west, barn
adjoining to east and barn to


Farmhouse, with attached outbuilding. Described in former list
as "C16, originally a hall house, extended and altered in
1655", but probably mid to later C17 enlarged and raised in
early to mid C18. Roughly coursed mixed rubble, mostly painted
white, stone slate and green slate roof. Single-depth 3-bay
plan on east-west axis facing north with added staircase
outshut to rear (south) and outbuilding continued to east.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 5 windows grouped 2:3; with a plinth
to the full width of the house. The 3-window portion (probably
the earliest extent of the dwelling) has a gabled porch of 2
low storeys between the 2nd and 3rd windows, with a chamfered
segmental-headed outer doorway, a square-headed inner doorway
with a heavy oak door on strap hinges, a segmental-headed
1-light window above and a ball finial. The ground floor has 3
chamfered stone mullion windows with hoodmoulds: a 4-light
housepart window to the left of the porch and a 2-light
fire-window to the left of that, and a 2-light window to the
right. Above these, the upper floor has a 2-light fixed
window, a square window of 2 unequal lights with fixed
small-paned glazing (9+3) including 3 opening panes, and a
small 6-pane sash. The 2-window portion to the left has a
small 2-light window at ground floor (with traces of a
formerly wider opening to its right), and a small 2-light
casement and larger 16-pane sash above. All the windows at 1st
floor have wooden lintels. Square ridge chimney offset left,
lateral chimney at junction to left, stump of finial on
right-hand gable.
The outbuilding continued to the left has a square-headed
doorway and a small window at ground floor level, and a
lean-to at the east end. The rear of the house has (inter
alia) a full-height lean-to staircase outshut with a window,
and in the west angle of this a low pentice roof protecting a
cheese press; the rear of the outbuilding has a small wagon
doorway near the east end protected by a shallow lean-to
INTERIOR: housepart to left has 2 large chamfered lateral
beams, that to the left in the position of a smokehood
bressumer but with mortices apparently of a former wooden
partition on its west side, and undercut at south end as if
for a staircase; a fine early to mid C18 cupboard built into
the opening of former window in the rear wall, with shaped
fielded panel doors and 2 drawers, and at a low level to the
left a re-located spice-cupboard with raised lettering "T/A
L/1655"; and a large C18 rectangular stone fireplace with
corbelled lintel and moulded cornice (the opening partly
blocked and papered over). Dog-legged staircase with closed
string and wavy splat balusters. Forms group with barn approx.
5m north-east (qv) and washhouse approx. 2m north (qv).

Listing NGR: SD6724989851

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