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Statutory Address:

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

Allerdale (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NY 32385 48926


NY 34 NW WESTWARD West Curthwaite

3/215 Meadow Bank Farmhouse 11.4.67 G.V. II*

Probably originally 2 houses, later one farmhouse, now private house. Dated and inscribed over entrance 1666 I.L. D.L. (John & Dorothy Losh) with C19 and C20 alterations. Clay walls on projecting stone plinth, repaired with red sandstone and supported by 3 stone buttresses, all whitewashed over. Corrugated iron roof over wheat-straw thatch on turf with eaves boarding; brick chimney stacks. Longhouse plan. Single storey with loft, 4 bays with former byre to left all under common roof. Chamfered-surround cross-passage entrance under inscribed Tudor arch. 2 C19 sash windows with glazing bars; small plain stair window and 2 small attic windows above. Small C19 casement window to extreme right and further plank door in wooden surround beyond. Stone shippon, under sandstone slate roof, projects from former byre at left and has stone mounting block at right side. Rear wall is rendered with corresponding cross-passage door. Small fire window in chamfered surround to left. Central stone outshut under Welsh slate roof has C20 windows. Former byre has C20 steel casement in partly-chamfered enlarged surround. Interior has one pair of full crucks. Inglenook has firebeam and stone heck with associated spice and salt cupboard recesses. Beamed ceilings. Lintel of one window is a reused part of a carved cupboard inscribed and dated A.C. 1623. End 2 bays at right have one internally blocked firewindow and C17 pegged purlins exposed by the removal of plaster ceilings. Central stone staircase is probably C18. A rare dated example of this type of house.

Listing NGR: NY3238548926


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 06 Feb 2007
Reference: IOE01/16017/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Geoffrey Cole. Source Historic England Archive
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