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placename:- Borrowdale Head
locality:- Borrowdale
parish Fawcett Forest parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY54390411
10Km square:- NY50

1Km square NY5404

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BORROWDALE HEAD FARMHOUSE AND ATTACHED BARN / / / FAWCETT FOREST / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75631 / NY5438804116
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Farmhouse and bank barn. Probably C17 with later outshut. Stone rubble, front of house painted, and slate roof. East elevation of 2 storeys and 2 bays, barn to north. Ground floor windows are sashed with glazing bars and horns; 1st floor has pivoted casements, that to 1st bay paired. Gabled porch has return entrance. Gable-end stacks and cross-axial stack. Barn has 5 small openings and blocked entrance, with winnowing door above. North return has pivoted door to cow house entrance. West elevation has outshut under catslide roof and large squat stack to left return, which has C20 lean-to outhouse. Barn door up ramp has roof raised above eaves. Lower level entrance. Interior of house not inspected, said to have mid C18 fireplace and cupboard, early C18 stair; originally had plaster panel of rose tree, possibly now covered up.

placename:- Borrowdale Head Farm
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- barn
coordinates:- NY54380411
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
OUTBUILDING TO SOUTH- WEST OF BORROWDALE HEAD FARMHOUSE / / / FAWCETT FOREST / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75632 / NY5440704120
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Small building. Probably C18 or C19. Stone rubble with slate roof. 2 storeys. West elevation has gable and entrance with projecting rough flat anopy; lean-to outshut to north return. South return has small window. East elevation has steps up to entrance and gable-end stack.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY54400412
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

hearsay One of the buildings is a salving house. In autumn sheep were salved with a mixture of tar and butter against scab; 17 lbs of tar to 1 gallon of butter. The wool had to be pulled back and the salve aplied to the skin.

hearsay The farmhouse and bank barn date from the 17th century, with later additions.


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