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Low House and Barn Attached to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Garsdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3019 / 54°18'6"N

Longitude: -2.4049 / 2°24'17"W

OS Eastings: 373749

OS Northings: 489658

OS Grid: SD737896

Mapcode National: GBR CLNP.4N

Mapcode Global: WH94D.143G

Plus Code: 9C6V8H2W+P2

Entry Name: Low House and Barn Attached to Rear

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384032

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484464

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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162-1/11/239 (North side)
14/06/84 Low House and barn attached to rear
(Formerly Listed as:
Low House, barn to SW and
outbuilding fronting road to S of


Farmhouse with added cottage, now all one; with barn attached
to rear. Probably mid to later C17 (court-cupboard 1654) and
cottage added probably in earlier C19; altered. Roughly
coursed slobbered rubble, graduated slate roof. Single-depth
2-unit plan on east-west axis facing south, with 1-unit
addition at east end and added outshut to whole range; barn
attached to rear of this.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 2:2 windows. The main range has a large
single-storey gabled porch offset left, with a square-headed
doorway offset right and 3 tiers of pigeon holes in the gable,
and a row of similar pigeon holes in the wall above the porch;
a small 16-pane sash on each floor to the left, a large square
16-pane sash to the right at ground floor and a smaller
16-pane sash above this. The added bay to the right has a
doorway flanked by 6-pane sashes on both floors. Large ridge
chimney at junction, and gable chimneys at both ends. At the
west corner of the house is a passage under a short link to
the former stable (qv). Rear outshut, with catslide roof,
projects at west end and has altered windows and a tall
chimney at the rear with a cylindrical shaft. Long barn
attached to rear wing has slit breathers, various doorways.
INTERIOR: the housepart in the 2nd bay contains a very large
C18 fireplace with corbelled lintel and moulded cornice,
containing an ogee-arched sooker stone (now mostly covered by
C20 range installed in front of it), and flanked by spice
cupboards, that to the left with a pair of small shaped
fielded-panel doors and a drawer above with C17 arcaded front,
and that to right with one square fielded panel. The
ground-floor room of the added east bay contains a large C19
stone fireplace (backing onto the other) containing a
cast-iron oven-and-boiler range; and attached to the opposite
(east) wall is a very fine court cupboard with butterfly
hinges to the doors, carved decoration including lozenges and
scrollwork, and a set-back top stage with oversailing frieze
lettered "HLI 1654". [The C18 fireplace and the court cupboard
are illustrated in M. Hartley and J. Ingilby "Life and
Traditions in the Yorkshire Dales, (1968 and 1989).] Forms
group with former stable attached to south-west corner (qv),
garden shelter approx. 50m south-west (qv) and barn on east
side of entrance drive (qv).

Listing NGR: SD7374989658

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