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A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2729 / 54°16'22"N

Longitude: -2.4514 / 2°27'5"W

OS Eastings: 370701

OS Northings: 486455

OS Grid: SD707864

Mapcode National: GBR CMB1.21

Mapcode Global: WH94C.9VXP

Plus Code: 9C6V7GFX+5C

Entry Name: Geslings

Listing Date: 16 March 1954

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383872

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484304

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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162-1/25/72 (South side)
16/03/54 Geslings
(Formerly Listed as:
West Banks)


Farmhouse with attached barn converted to a dwelling at an
early date; all unoccupied and now used as store and stock
shelter. Probably late C17, extended in C18, altered and
recently restored externally. Roughly coursed sandstone rubble
with quoins, stone slate roof. Single-depth 2-unit plan on
east-west axis facing north, with a further 2 units at the
east end.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 4 windows (main range only), with a
quoined vertical joint between the 2 portions. The ground
floor of the main range has a wide gabled porch in the centre,
with an outer doorway which has a segmentally undercut
monolith lintel with a stone slate hoodmould, and a
segmental-headed inner doorway with a pegged double-layer
door; chamfered stone mullion windows of 2 and 3 lights to the
left (the former being the fire-window), with linked stone
slate hoodmoulds, a similar 3-light window to the right and a
segmental-headed 1-light window to the right of that, with a
moulded surround, also with linked hoodmoulds. The upper floor
has 3 similar 2-light mullioned windows and a similar
segmental-headed 1-light window above the other. Corbelled
gable chimney to right, flanked by very small attic windows;
square ridge chimney at junction to left. The range continued
to the left has a plain doorway offset right, a square 4-pane
fixed window to the right of this, with a monolith lintel,
another square window to the left, and traces of a former
oblong window above the doorway. Its east gable wall has
rubble voussoirs of a former wide segmental-headed doorway
(perhaps a former wagon doorway); and the corbels of a former
chimney. Rear: the main range has one small square window at
1st floor of the 2nd bay, and the converted range has a
doorway and a window.
INTERIOR: (A) Main range has stone partition wall to right of
doorway, to ground floor only; housepart to left has 2 axial
beams with scored joists, large bressumer beam approx. 2m from
east wall, C18 rectangular fireplace with C19 iron range,
doorway to right of fireplace with steps up to eastern
portion, and traces of former staircase mounting rear wall
from east to west; upper floor and fireplace removed from west
bay; 1st floor apparently unpartitioned, with white-washed
walls and ceiling in portion over housepart (children's mural
paintings on east wall); 2 principal rafter trusses.
(B) Eastern portion has housepart in 2nd bay containing late
C18 rectangular fireplace with ogee-arched sooker-stone,
built-in cupboard in rear wall (lacking door), bacon hooks and
2 pairs of iron ceiling racks (near front and rear walls);
axial partition to 1st bay, but corbelled chimney visible
above partition; principal rafter roof truss.
HISTORICAL NOTE not known, but structural evidence suggests
C18 conversion of east portion for 2nd branch of same family.
Forms group with barn approx. 10m north-east (qv).

Listing NGR: SD7070186455

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