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Tofts Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2856 / 54°17'8"N

Longitude: -2.4896 / 2°29'22"W

OS Eastings: 368225

OS Northings: 487890

OS Grid: SD682878

Mapcode National: GBR CL1W.TG

Mapcode Global: WH94B.QJPX

Plus Code: 9C6V7GP6+75

Entry Name: Tofts Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484378

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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162-1/10/149 (South side)
14/06/84 Tofts Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now unoccupied. Probably late C17 or early C18,
extended in later C18; altered. Mixed random rubble with
quoins, the front and west gable lime-washed; stone slate
roof. Linear single-depth plan on east-west axis, 2+1 units.
EXTERIOR: 2 low storeys, 4 windows (irregular), facing south.
The earlier 2-unit portion has a very prominent gabled porch
of one tall storey, offset left of centre, which has an
unusual 2-centred arched doorway with a chamfered surround
(probably ex situ) and a board door, a stone-slate band, above
this a round-headed blind window with roundels in the
spandrels (typical of fire-windows in Dentdale, and probably
ex situ), and a shallow-pitched roof with remains of an apex
finial. Left and right of the porch are remains of a stone
slate band. To the left the ground floor has a narrow 6-pane
fixed window and a square 6-pane sash above; to the right the
ground floor has a low 2-light casement with massive lintel
and right of this a square window (now boarded), and the 1st
floor has a rectangular 6-pane fixed window with one opening
pane and a narrow 1-light window. At the junction with the
added 3rd bay to the right is a small gabled porch with glazed
door, and to the right of this each floor has a large 3-light
window with flat-faced flush mullions and plain surround, the
lower with a stone-slate drip-course and the upper with one
blocked light. Large square ridge chimney at junction, smaller
square chimney at left gable (both these with stone slate
bands), cut-down rectangular chimney at right-hand gable. Left
gable and rear have prominent through-stones on 2 levels; rear
has rectangular 6-pane stair-window near centre of 2-unit
portion, small 1-light windows on each floor to left and small
square window at ground floor to right; 3rd unit has 4-pane
sash on each floor.
INTERIOR: not accessible, but 2 lateral beams and large C18
stone fireplace visible in housepart (to right of main

Listing NGR: SD6822587889

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