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Thwaite Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3473 / 54°20'50"N

Longitude: -2.5722 / 2°34'19"W

OS Eastings: 362900

OS Northings: 494788

OS Grid: SD629947

Mapcode National: GBR BLG5.XD

Mapcode Global: WH93X.GZCP

Plus Code: 9C6V8CWH+W4

Entry Name: Thwaite Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484590

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Firbank, Howgill and Killington

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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162-1/5/370 (West side (off))
Thwaite Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Mainly early C18, with one bay which may be
earlier; altered. White-painted roughcast on rubble, roof of
green slate upper courses and stone slate lower courses, with
slobbered rubble chimneys. Single-depth linear plan of 3
elements on north-south axis, the main range of 3 unequal
bays, with an earlier bay at the north end and a peat-house
built into higher ground at the south end.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys 1:3:1 windows. The main range, slightly
higher than the ends and almost symmetrical, has a C20 gabled
porch offset slightly right, a 12-pane sashed window above
this, and 2 square 16-pane sashes on each floor, all these
windows with exposed boxes and hornless. Gable chimneys with
pitched slate weather courses (and that to the left broader
than the other). The earlier bay to the left has a doorway
with plain reveal next to the junction, one square window on
each floor to the left (a 6-pane tilting casement at ground
floor and a 12-pane fixed window above), and a gable chimney.
The peat-house to the right has a doorway (to a through
passage beside the gable wall of the main range) with C20
door, and a 9-pane window above. Rear: irregular fenestration
to the main range (mostly the northern half) including a
stairwindow with 2 wooden mullions and 2 horizontal glazing
bars making 9 panes, a small 6-pane fixed window below and
left of this, both these windows with slate drip-bands, and a
very small 4-pane window to the right (perhaps a fire-window);
prominent gabled porch to north bay, protecting
batten-and-board door.
INTERIOR: lateral passage from front door to staircase;
quarter-turn staircase with closed string, square newels and
turned balusters, and beside this an old panelled door to a
pantry under the stairs; former housepart in north bay has
covered beam approx. 2 metres from north gable wall, and the
room above this (now partitioned axially) has a large
"beef-box" approx. 0.5 metre high.
Very picturesque and probably ancient site overlooking bend in
River Lune ("thwaite" derived from Old Norse, denoting a

Listing NGR: SD6290094788

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