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Catholes Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3113 / 54°18'40"N

Longitude: -2.5354 / 2°32'7"W

OS Eastings: 365265

OS Northings: 490767

OS Grid: SD652907

Mapcode National: GBR BLQL.W8

Mapcode Global: WH944.0WYR

Plus Code: 9C6V8F67+GV

Entry Name: Catholes Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484519

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

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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162-1/6/278 (North side)
17/07/95 Catholes Farmhouse


Farmhouse, unoccupied and work in progress at time of survey
(March 1995). C17, enlarged and heightened at an early date,
and remodelled in late C19 or early C20, with addition to
rear. Mixed random rubble and boulders, with quoins, on plinth
of large boulders; slate roof. Linear 3-unit plan on east-west
axis, with coupled rear outshuts in 2 builds under one
catslide roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 2:4 windows, of which the larger 4-window
portion was probably originally single-storeyed (because the
2-window portion has quoins to the junction at 1st floor
only). The 2-window first bay has an early C20 gabled porch of
yellow brick next to this junction (with doorway in right-hand
side and coupled windows to the front with coloured margin
panes), an early C20 wooden cross-window to the left and 2
smaller windows at 1st floor (that to left lacking glazing and
boarded on the outside, and that to right with a C20 wooden
mullion). The ground floor of the 4-window portion has the
former doorway offset to the right, now blocked and an early
C20 3-light mullioned window inserted, under a decayed wooden
lintel; a 2-light mullioned window to the right with a C20
wooden mullion replacing the original chamfered stone mullion,
and now lacking the sill; a large dilapidated early C20
rectangular bay window to the left and a narrow one-light
fire-window to the left of that (now with yellow brick
surround). The 1st floor has a blocked 2-light chamfered stone
mullion window to the left, and three 2-light casements with
C20 wooden mullions and lintels (all variously decayed). At
the rear the C19 outshut has a doorway in the side wall and a
long shallow multi-light window under the eaves of the rear.
INTERIOR: immediately east of the blocked former doorway is a
complete C17 muntin-and-rail partition dividing the housepart
in the centre from a small parlour at the front of the 3rd bay
and a small pantry to the rear of that. The housepart has 2
large lateral beams with small chamfer and exposed joists
tenoned into them (those between the beams with stopped small
chamfer); an altered fireplace with ex situ panelled surround,
and to the left of that a small square recess for a former
spice cupboard; former stone-flagged floor taken up. The
parlour/pantry partition wall, of stud and plaster, now has a
wide gap which was occupied by a built-in wooden cupboard
lacking doors, recently removed and now standing loose in the
housepart; the parlour has a Dent marble fireplace; the
pantry, which is entirely white-washed (except the floor) has
a stone shelf and its rear wall has an original 4-light
mullioned window (the splayed reveal blocked internally) with
original chamfered oak frame and mullions (one replaced),
which is visible within the rear outshut; as is a similar
2-light window above (now lacking the mullion). The west bay
has a large lateral beam and a Dent marble fireplace at ground
floor, and an early C20 staircase built across a wide
segmental recess which was perhaps made for a former newel
stair. Roof: one upper-cruck truss in the west bay, and 2
principal-rafter trusses with short angle struts in the other
A very interesting building, eloquent of several early phases
of building. Forms group with former barn approx. 20m to
north-west (qv).

Listing NGR: SD6526590767

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