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Mill Dam House with Barns Attached to North and South Ends

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2813 / 54°16'52"N

Longitude: -2.4725 / 2°28'20"W

OS Eastings: 369334

OS Northings: 487403

OS Grid: SD693874

Mapcode National: GBR CL5Y.H0

Mapcode Global: WH94B.ZNS6

Plus Code: 9C6V7GJH+G2

Entry Name: Mill Dam House with Barns Attached to North and South Ends

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383972

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484404

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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162-1/23/172 Mill Dam House with barns attached
14/06/84 to north and south ends
(Formerly Listed as:
Mill Dam House and barn attached to


Farmhouse, with attached barns. Late C17 or early C18;
enlarged and altered. White-painted random rubble with quoins,
stone slate roof. Single-depth 2-unit plan on north-south axis
facing east with a broad rear wing, lean-to addition in the
angle with this, large barn continued to south and smaller
barn continued to north.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys (plus attic which is not expressed
externally) and 5 windows. The ground floor has a
square-headed doorway in the centre, 2 small 2-light casements
to the left (the first of these with the rubble voussoirs of a
former segmental-headed opening above it), an oblong 3-light
casement to the right and a rectangular top-hung casement
right of that. The upper floor has 5 similar top-hung
casements grouped 2 and 3. Wrought-iron gutter brackets
(continued along barn to left). Small extruded gable chimney
to right, ridge chimney at junction to left. The north gable
has a small blocked attic window. The barn continued to the
left has a wagon doorway next to the junction with the house,
with a timber lintel and board doors, and a square-headed
stable door to the left. The lower barn to the right has a
prominent lean-to in the centre and a wagon doorway
immediately to the right of that with harr-hung doors. Rear:
the gable of the wing has irregular fenestration including
rubble voussoirs of 2 former windows at ground floor and a
blocked 1-light window to left at 1st floor; and a corbelled
chimney with a short cylindrical shaft, the extruded stack
rising by 2 sideways steps from corbels offset to the right
(like that on rear wing of Gawthrop hall, qv); the lean-to has
a chimney; and the barn to the left has a segmental-headed
wagon doorway with rubble voussoirs.
INTERIOR: light partition wall on right-hand side of entrance
hall with muntin-and-rail panelled door; open-well staircase
with closed string, square newels and turned balusters.

Listing NGR: SD6933487403

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