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Stone Close Cafe and Adjoining Barn to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2783 / 54°16'41"N

Longitude: -2.4553 / 2°27'19"W

OS Eastings: 370449

OS Northings: 487054

OS Grid: SD704870

Mapcode National: GBR CL9Z.73

Mapcode Global: WH94C.8Q1K

Plus Code: 9C6V7GHV+8V

Entry Name: Stone Close Cafe and Adjoining Barn to West

Listing Date: 31 May 1977

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484420

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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SD7087 MAIN STREET, Dent Town
162-1/24/194 (North side)
31/05/77 Stone Close cafe, and adjoining barn
to west
(Formerly Listed as:
Stone Close and adjoining barn to


Pair of cottages, now cafe with dwelling over, with attached
barn. Probably late C17 and early to mid C18. White-washed
roughly coursed rubble with quoins; stone slate roof. Linear
plan on roughly east-west axis facing south, the left cottage
single-depth and 1 unit each plus a back extension, the
right-hand cottage double-depth; and the barn continued at the
west end of the left cottage.
EXTERIOR: the cottages are 2-storeyed (with 3-storey
proportions), 2 windows each, with a plinth. The doorways
almost adjoin in the centre of this range, both are
square-headed but that to the right is taller. The left
cottage has a rectangular window at ground floor with a C20
small-paned top-hung casement, and 2 square windows at
1st-floor level, both now top-hung casements imitating 6-pane
sashes. The right-hand cottage has a large square shop window
at ground floor, with glazing bars, and 2 rectangular windows
above, both now top-hung casements imitating 12-pane sashes.
Large square chimney on the ridge at junction with barn and
overlapping it (indicating that it is either corbelled or
extruded), with a stone slate band and a flat stone slate cap;
gable chimney at junction with Dolly's Cottage to right. The
barn continued at the same height to the left, 3 bays, has a
doorway at the junction, a segmental-headed wagon doorway in
the centre, with long rubble voussoirs, and some blocked
INTERIOR: the left cottage has a sunk floor, and a pair of
large chamfered lateral beams; the right-hand cottage has a
pair of smaller chamfered axial beams, a very large
rectangular C18 fireplace with a corbelled lintel and moulded
cornice, containing a mid C19 iron range with cranes (etc);
and, flanking the fireplace, complete suites of built-in C18
cupboards with fielded and shaped panels. At 1st floor the
left cottage has a lateral beam (boxed), the ceiling to the
east of it being noticeably lower than to the west: perhaps an
indication of a former partial attic loft.

Listing NGR: SD7045887053

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