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High Oaks

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3139 / 54°18'50"N

Longitude: -2.5747 / 2°34'29"W

OS Eastings: 362707

OS Northings: 491076

OS Grid: SD627910

Mapcode National: GBR BLGK.CB

Mapcode Global: WH943.FT5R

Plus Code: 9C6V8C7G+H4

Entry Name: High Oaks

Listing Date: 16 March 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484596

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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162-1/5/383 (East side (off))
16/03/54 High Oaks


House. Dated 1706 on porch (but perhaps earlier and enlarged
at this date); altered. Mixed random rubble (south gable wall
rendered), slate roof. L-plan formed by single-depth 2-unit
main range with broad rear wing (and C19 lean-to added to
north gable).
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and 5 windows, almost symmetrical; with a
continuous stone slate drip-course over both main floors.
Offset slightly left of centre is a single-storey gabled porch
with a cambered wooden lintel to the outer opening, a square
datestone with a sunk panel containing raised lettering "W C /
1706", side benches, and a square-headed inner doorway with a
studded oak plank door furnished with strap hinges and
ornamental handle. Both main floors have square former 2-light
mullioned windows with chamfered reveals but all now lacking
the mullions and furnished with wooden casements: at ground
floor, 2 to the left, a coupled pair to the right and one to
the right of that (a fire-window); and 4 at 1st floor plus a
1-light window to the right. The 2nd floor has three 1-light
windows, symmetrically arranged. Gable chimneys, that to the
right almost square, both with drip-bands carried round. The
left gable wall (which is rendered) has drip-courses on all 3
levels and a 1-light attic window towards the front. The
right-hand gable wall has a large C19 lean-to kitchen with an
oblong multi-pane window; and an attic window like the other.
The gable of the rear wing has a small round-headed cellar
window, 2 vertically-offset square stair-windows and a 2-light
mullioned window above these all offset to the right, a small
attic window offset left, and a gable chimney.
INTERIOR has exceptionally complete set of original features:
entrance hallway formed by original muntin-and-rail panelled
partition to parlour on left (now bowed) and C19 inserted
partition to housepart on right, and an original panelled door
to the rear with wavy splat-balusters in the top. The
housepart has heavy lateral beams including a smokehood
bressumer with a muntin-and-plank heck to the left and part of
an original settle seat attached to this, and a spice-cupboard
to the right with bolection moulding to a panel with raised
lettering "WC / 1706" decorated with scrollwork. The parlour
has a square fireplace with chamfered surround and a panelled
overmantel. The rear wing contains an exceptionally fine
full-height open-well staircase with exposed bearers, closed
string, square newel posts with ball finials, and turned
balusters, at 1st floor a door to the main range like that at
ground floor and at 2nd floor a plank door to the attic
chamber of the wing. The attic has 3 collar trusses (no
tie-beams) carrying 2 pairs of trenched purlins.
HISTORICAL NOTE: home of William Corney (1661-1740), evidently
a money-lender.
(The Sedbergh Historian: Vol.3. No.3. Spring 1994: Cruickshank
WJ: William Corney of the Oaks in Marthwaite).

Listing NGR: SD6270791076

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