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Description: Riding Farmhouse and Attached Outbuildings
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239813
OS Grid Reference: NY9349865917
OS Grid Coordinates: 393498, 565917
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9878, -2.1031
ACOMB ST JOHN LEE
20/52 Riding Farmhouse
House, dated 1834; outbuilding to left mid-C19, dairy to right c.1900. House
roughly-squared stone with tooled-and-margined front and dressings; Welsh slate
roof. Outbuilding roughly-squared stone with Welsh slate roof. Dairy rough-
faced stone with tooled-and-margined dressings, wooden loggia; Lakeland slate
roof with ornamental red tile ridge to gablet over entrance.
West elevation: House, 2 storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical. Raised quoins. Central
flush-panelled door under patterned overlight, in raised stone surround; 12-pane
sash windows with slightly-projecting sills. Coped gables with stepped end
stacks. To left tall wall, with arched coping and small casement, fronts the
pent outbuilding and links to farm buildings (q.v.).
Right return shows projecting semi-octagonal dairy, in surrounding 9-bay loggia
with square piers and arched braces. Gablet with bargeboards over central
entrance; double half-glazed doors in projecting chamfered surround, flanked by
2-light chamfered mullioned windows. Similar 3-light windows in flanking
sections, all leaded latticed and margined casements with cloudy yellow glass.
Canted hipped roof.
Rear elevation of house shows flush-panelled door under raised shield-shaped
tablet bearing date and initials T.D.; and 12-pane sash stair window with radial
glazing in round-arched head.
Interior: early C19 furnishings and fittings, notably in kitchen. Interior of
dairy divided into 2 octagonal rooms,lined in white glazed brick, one with marble
shelves, floor and central fountain; boarded ceilings with central traceried
Listing NGR: NY9349865917
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Source: English Heritage
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