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East Rackenthwaite and Adjoining Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3078 / 54°18'28"N

Longitude: -2.4129 / 2°24'46"W

OS Eastings: 373231

OS Northings: 490326

OS Grid: SD732903

Mapcode National: GBR CLLM.DJ

Mapcode Global: WH945.XZ5F

Plus Code: 9C6V8H5P+4R

Entry Name: East Rackenthwaite and Adjoining Barn

Listing Date: 11 August 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384019

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484451

Location: Garsdale, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Garsdale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


162-1/7/226 (North side)
11/08/78 East Rackenthwaite and adjoining


Farmhouse with attached barn, now all one dwelling. Probably
C16 or early C17, extended at an early date; altered, and
recently renovated. Large roughly-coursed sandstone rubble
with quoins, stone slate roof. L-shaped plan formed by a
single-depth 2-unit main range on an east-west axis facing
south, with a 1-unit addition at the west end and a large
outshut added to the rear of this; and the former barn
continued to the east.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and now 6 windows to the whole range, with
a quoined vertical joint and a large chimney between the 1st
and 2nd, and a ragged vertical joint between the 2nd and 3rd.
The ground floor has a gabled porch below the quoined joint,
flanked by wide oblong windows with chamfered oak mullions
(recently restored): that to the left, with a stone lintel,
has a transom with 5 rectangular lights below and 4 square
lights above; that to the right is shallower, with 4 lights
(the 1st a casement) and an old oak lintel; and to the right
of this window is a large blocked doorway. Above these windows
the 1st floor has two 12-pane sashes, that to the left flanked
by the quoined jambs of a former large oblong window (wider
than the window below it). To the right the 3rd bay has one
square window at ground floor and 2 above. Two large chimneys:
a very wide and deep external stack at the west gable, with 5
steps, and a large square chimney on the ridge at the junction
of the 1st and 2nd bays, with stone slate bands (terminating a
large extruded stack which was formerly external but is now
visible inside). The former barn to the right now has a garage
doorway and renewed windows on both floors. Rear: very deep
outshut under catslide roof; some renewed windows and some
inserted slit-windows.
INTERIOR: very thick stone lateral partition wall between 1st
and 2nd bays, with extruded chimney stack on west side. West
bay has lateral beam and renewed joists (arched fireplace
recently rebuilt). Second bay has 2 chamfered axial beams,
fielded panel partition under that to rear dividing parlour
from narrow pantry: parlour has scratch-moulded joists, large
arched fireplace with rubble voussoirs, and C17 door to 1st
bay, pantry has stone shelves (restored). Dog-legged stone
staircase off rear corner 1st bay. Chamber over parlour has
arched fireplace with splayed reveal and rubble voussoirs, and
exposed tie-beam in east wall made from re-used purlin of
former timber-framed building (probably cruck). Chamber in 1st
bay has C17 door with large ornamental H-hinges, high beamed
ceiling with large scratch-moulded joists, and arched
fireplace like the other.
HISTORICAL NOTE: stands on site of former grange of Coverham
Forms group with barn approx. 10m to south-east (qv).

Listing NGR: SD7323190326

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

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