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Fletchers Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2749 / 54°16'29"N

Longitude: -2.3667 / 2°21'59"W

OS Eastings: 376220

OS Northings: 486643

OS Grid: SD762866

Mapcode National: GBR CMX0.FB

Mapcode Global: WH94D.MT75

Plus Code: 9C6V7JFM+X8

Entry Name: Fletchers Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383863

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484295

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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162-1/12/63 (South side)
Fletchers Farmhouse


Farmhouse with attached barn, the house now derelict. Probably
earlier C17 (or earlier) enlarged and remodelled in mid C18;
altered. Roughly-coursed sandstone rubble with through-stones
and quoins, stone slate roof partly replaced with corrugated
iron. Single-depth plan of 2 unequal bays, the smaller of
which appears to be integral with the barn, on an east-west
axis facing south, with the barn continued to the west.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, the house with 2 windows at 1st floor
either side of a quoined vertical joint to the eastern portion
at this level. The wide east bay has ruinous gabled porch to
the left (covering a doorway immediately right of an internal
partition wall), a close-set pair of square 2- and 3-light
mullioned windows to the right, both with flat-faced
stone-slab mullions. The first has fixed 3-pane glazing in the
left light and none in the right, the second is blocked. Small
rectangular 4-pane fixed window above the porch. To the left
the range which includes the barn has one rectangular window
on each floor of the domestic (right-hand) bay; a wagon
doorway in the centre with a flat-arched head and rubble
voussoirs with a drip-band (the left half blocked), and
external steps to a loft doorway at the left end. Roof of
eastern bay now mostly corrugated iron; square chimney at
junction of domestic bays, former gable chimney to right now
missing. Rear: through-stones on 3 levels; blocked doorway
opposed to that at the front; blocked shouldered doorway to
barn range, 2 chamfered 1-light windows to the right (2nd
blocked) and a square 2-light window above these.
INTERIOR: the east bay has a chamfered lateral beam (now
lacking upper floor and almost all joists); an C18 fireplace
at the east gable wall with corbelled jambs, now blocked and
lacking the lintel, flanked by spice-cupboard holes and a
cupboard recess to the right. Lateral stone partition wall
with doorways to left and right, remains of a quarter-turn
stone staircase on the east side and a corbelled chimney
rising from 1st floor level above the stairs. On the west side
of this partition a square fireplace with rubble jambs and a
corbelled lintel, and a smaller fireplace above.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the vertical joint at 1st floor, the
corbelled chimney to the smaller west bay and the character of
the fireplace in it (parlour type), the opposed doorways
immediately east of the central stack and the 2 chamfered
windows at the west end of the rear wall, all suggest that the
building was originally a 2-unit long-house with a
hearth-passage, the former byre to the east of the passage
converted and raised in the C18 as domestic accommodation, and
the former hall at the west end then converted into a barn.

Listing NGR: SD7622086643

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