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Townhead

A Grade II Listed Building in Dacre, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6823 / 54°40'56"N

Longitude: -2.8446 / 2°50'40"W

OS Eastings: 345643

OS Northings: 532248

OS Grid: NY456322

Mapcode National: GBR 8GK9.Y9

Mapcode Global: WH813.8KPS

Entry Name: Townhead

Listing Date: 24 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145542

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73772

Location: Dacre, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Dacre

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dacre St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 43 SE DACRE GREAT BLENCOW

13/53 Townhead

II


Farmhouse. Probably mid C16 with extension and alterations dated internally
1667; with further extension and alterations dated and inscribed T & SD 1727
(and TE DEUM LAUDAMUS) and further C19 and C20 alterations. Cement render over
sandstone rubble walls; graduated greenslate roof with banded ashlar chimney
stacks. 2 storeys, 3 bays with 2-bay right extension under common roof; lower
right 2-storey, 2-bay C18 extension. Left part has centre C20 door in
round-headed C18 surround with false imposts and keystone. Sash windows in C19
stone surrounds, and enlarged firewindow; the upper-floor windows under the
continuous hoodmould of the 3 original windows. Right part has one original
chamfered-surround window under hoodmould, its stone mullion removed. C19
surrounds to windows above, under the continuous hoodmould of the 2 original
windows. Right extension has C20 door in C18 stone surround; one of the stones
inscribed. Upper-floor C18 large 3-light window, the remainder being sashes in
C19 stone surrounds. The rear has an outshut of 2 periods: the right part has
a chamfered-surround window with its mullion removed, the left stair outshut
covering a Tudor-arched doorway. Other upper-floor chamfered-surround windows,
with stone mullions removed, under hoodmoulds. Extension has blocked doorway
and a further doorway with a reused Tudor lintel. The interior has many
original features. An C18 stone fireplace with flanking cupboard recesses
within C17 inglenook with stone heck and firebeam. Full ceiling beams, the
central one dated 1667. In the passage is another beam also dated 1667.
Backing the C17 inglenook is an C18 inglenook. The outshut has a spiral stone
staircase from ground-floor to first floor; this may have come from Blencow Hall
but could be part of this C16 house.


Listing NGR: NY4564332248

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