Description: Cowside House with Attached Outbuilding
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324621
OS Grid Reference: SD8843379989
OS Grid Coordinates: 388433, 479989
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2155, -2.1789
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SD 87 NE BUCKDEN DEEPDALE
5/34 Cowside House with
House and attached outbuilding. Dated 1707 with early C19 alterations.
Limestone rubble, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 x 2-bay house
with a 2-bay recessed range of 2 builds to the left. Quoins and plinth.
House: central board door with 3-pane overlight, recessed chamfered mullion
windows throughout, of 6 and 5 lights to ground floor and 4 lights above. _
The ground-floor left and the first-floor windows have king mullions. A
reset datestone above the door has raised lettering "1707". A continuous
dripmould above the ground floor windows is interrupted by the rebuilt
doorway. Corniced end stacks, the right hand stack projecting slightly.
Range to left: a wide chamfered arched doorway with keystone, right, and a
blocked recessed chamfered window above; byre door left, with quoined jambs
and shallow lintel; between the doors an irregular line of quoins
distinguishes the two stages of building. Rear, house: 2 narrow gabled
wings with full-height outshut between containing the staircase. Recessed
chamfered windows throughout, of 2 lights to ground floor left and right;
of 1 light almost at ground level,centre, and first floor right; a narrow
stair window with roughly cut transom to first floor, centre. Outbuilding:
2 small square byre windows. Right return: a blocked segmental-arched
window to first floor left; a narrow chamfered window to first floor of
rear wing. Interior: originally direct entry in plan, there is an inserted
partition wall to left, creating a narrow entrance and kitchen/living room.
This room has a very fine segmental-arched fireplace, the jambs have
moulded imposts and the voussoirs are deeply chamfered. The 2 ceiling
beams are set into the fireplace wall and have barred cyma stops. The
joists are finely moulded and are set onto wall-beams carried on moulded
corbels. The original fireplace has an inserted early C19 stone fireplace
within, the plain surround having the remains of a cast iron range. The
parlour to right of the entrance passage has a smaller original fireplace
with cambered arch, and beams as kitchen. The wooden staircase has
collapsed; it was flanked by small rear rooms, probably a dairy to left.
The house is a very fine example of an early C18 vernacular building, the
plan, masonry and carpentry of the fireplaces and ceilings little altered
by the changes made in the early C19 when the doorway was enlarged, the
lintel raised, and the entrance passage inserted, together with the
inserted fireplace and the range for cooking. Derelict and dangerous at
the time of resurvey.
Listing NGR: SD8843379989
Source: English Heritage
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