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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1158094



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

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Whitwell and Selside

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-May-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 75772

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SD 54 98 1270-0/0/10000

WHITWELL AND SELSIDE Browfoot Barn to rear of Darlfield House


Bank barn. Probably early to mid C18, slightly altered. Uncoursed mixed random rubble with quoins, graduated slate Cumberland roof.

L-plan: three bays and integral two-bay rear wing to third bay. Two storeys, with shippon and loose box under barn. The south front, approached by a natural slope, has a porch (probably added or rebuilt in C19) with short cheeks and monopitched roof projecting a segmental-arched wagon doorway with rubble voussoirs in front of cambered timber lintel which is chamfered and has sockets for former harr-hung doors (now missing). The east side has three doorways to the undercroft shippon, the first with a flat arched head, the second rebuilt with a concrete lintel, both these with C19 board doors, and the third segmental-headed with rubble voussoirs and an original harr-hung batten-and-board door opening outwards; and beyond these, the loose box which has a stable door flanked by small windows, all segment headed with rubble voussoirs, the right hand window with two-pane glazing over a wooden ventilator but the left window now lacking glazing. Over all these openings is a continuous slate drip-band (broken over the rebuilt doorway to the shippon), and the wall above has some projected coursing on three levels (a characteristic of this area) Former farmhouse adjoins left end).

INTERIOR: the shippon has original axial stalls for sixteen cattle in two rows of four pairs flanking a feeding passage, with timber posts and beams roughly hewn but chamfered with run out stops, the feeding passage with a cobbled floor and its side walls formed of massive slate slabs (partitions and floor stalls rebuilt in concrete); the loose box has a cobbled floor; the barn has original pegged king-post and collar-rafter roof trusses, including one in the wing with carpenters mark: "111". A good example of the type, relatively early and unaltered.

Listing NGR: SD5445897973

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National Grid Reference: SD5445897973


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