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Building (Former Workers Barracks) Approximately 100 Metres South South East of Dent Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2814 / 54°16'52"N

Longitude: -2.3629 / 2°21'46"W

OS Eastings: 376470

OS Northings: 487364

OS Grid: SD764873

Mapcode National: GBR CLYY.70

Mapcode Global: WH94D.PN06

Plus Code: 9C6V7JJP+GR

Entry Name: Building (Former Workers Barracks) Approximately 100 Metres South South East of Dent Railway Station

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383849

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484281

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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162-1/12/48 (North side)
10/01/91 Building (former workers' barracks)
approx. 100m SSE of Dent Railway


Former railway navvies' barracks. Late 1860s (the Settle and
Carlisle branch of the Midland Railway was under construction
between 1866 and 1875). Mixed random rubble with remains of
whitewash, sandstone quoins and dressings, slate roof with
chimneys of blue engineering brick. Rectangular single-depth
plan on north-south axis facing track to east, in 2 halves,
the northern half divided between an office and a store and
the southern half an open navvies' barrack room with a central
chimney stack.
EXTERIOR: one low storey, 2:2 windows: the barracks room to
the left with a central doorway flanked by windows and the
other half with 2 windows flanked by 2 doorways. The doorways
are square-headed and full-height, with chamfered lintels
painted red and board doors, and the windows are oblong with
red sandstone quoining to the jambs, and chamfered sills and
lintels (the lintels painted red) and 8-pane fixed glazing.
Each half has a ridge chimney in the centre. The south gable
wall has a window like those at the front.
INTERIOR: the barracks room has a massive rectangular
free-standing chimney stack in the centre, with iron bar
grates in the north and south ends; some remains of wooden
benches attached to the walls; a square window opening in the
partition wall to the office; and an unceiled common rafter
roof. A rare survival of navvy living quarters; other known
examples have been substantially altered.
Forms group with Old Station (qv) and Passenger Waiting Room
at Dent Station (qv), both approx. 150m north-west.

Listing NGR: SD7647087364

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