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Stone Close Cafe and Adjoining Barn to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

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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Listing Text


DENT

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:
MAIN STREET
Stone Close and adjoining barn to
west)

GV II

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
slit-breathers.
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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