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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.

Name: BYRE WEST OF TOWNHEAD

List entry Number: 1137235

Location

BYRE WEST OF TOWNHEAD

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

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaEdenDistrict AuthorityAinstable

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73439

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History

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Details

NY 56270 49080 AINSTABLE NEWBIGGIN NY 54 NE

4/12 Byre west of Townhead

II*

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

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Ramm, H G - Title: Shielings and Bastles - Date: 1970 - Page References: 74

National Grid Reference: NY 56280 49083

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