Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1137235

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1984

Statutory Address: BYRE WEST OF TOWNHEAD


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Statutory Address: BYRE WEST OF TOWNHEAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: Eden (District Authority)

Parish: Ainstable

National Grid Reference: NY 56280 49083


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4/12 Byre west of Townhead


Byre with store above, formerly bastle house. Probably mid C16, with initials T.D. (not T.C. as in RCHM, but thought to be initials of Thomas, Lord Dacre, died 1566) and date MDXX (not contemporary with building) on lintel. Thick walls of red sandstone random rubble, with large quoins, raised in height at 2 different periods; high pitched graduated Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Ground floor entrance has been slightly enlarged but retains its shouldered lintel and drawbar tunnel; flanking later windows. Upper floor entrance has chamfered surround and inscribed lintel; 2 light stone-mullioned window to left and small single-light window to right with chamfered surround, have both been filled. Small chamfered surround window on two levels in end wall right have both been filled. Large projecting buttress chimney stack to left end wall. Rear wall has similar small filled window, with large C19 entrance and plank doors, reached by ramp. Interior has fireplace with segmental stone arch, with later fireplace on opposite end wall. See, RCHM, Shielings & Bastles, 1970, p.74.

Listing NGR: NY5628049083


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Legacy System number: 73439

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Ramm, H G , Shielings and Bastles, (1970), 74

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