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Cort House, Arkholme-with-Cawood

Description: Cort House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182314

OS Grid Reference: SD5869071903
OS Grid Coordinates: 358690, 471903
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1413, -2.6338

Location: Carus Park, Gressingham, Arkholme, Lancashire LA6 1AX

Locality: Arkholme-with-Cawood
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA6 1AX

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Listing Text

SD 57 SE

4/20 Cort House

House, 1700, altered. Slobbered rubble with slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays.
Windows modern with plain stone surrounds. Left-hand ground-floor window
of 3 lights with flat-faced mullions. Door, in central bay, has
cyma-moulded surround with lintel inscribed: 'RCI [Richard and Jane Cort]
1700'. Above, a sandstone flag forms a hood. The stonework shows traces of
a drip course which has been removed and of blocked mullioned windows.
Gable chimneys. Inside,the left-hand room has a firehood bressumer with a
blocked mortise for a heck post. In the gable wall is a spice cupboard
with panelled door. The present fireplace is C18th and shouldered, with a
moulded cornice mantel and fielded panels on the lintel. In the loft two
elaborately shaped and moulded king-post trusses of re-used cruck timber
are visible. One rises from a tie beam and has raking queen struts; the
other rises from a collar. Both have empty mortises for braces to the

Listing NGR: SD5869071903

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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