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Denton Foot

In the civil parish of Nether Denton.
In the historic county of Cumberland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Cumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY57186240
Latitude 54.95440° Longitude -2.67029°

Denton Foot has been described as a certain Bastle.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


Bastle, now a house. Dated 1594 on lintel and initials C.B. (Christopher Bell), with early C19 additions and alterations. Calciferous sandstone rubble walls over 2m thick, on chamfered plinth and large flush quoins; Welsh slate roof and coped gables, C19 cream brick chimney stacks. 2-storey, 3-bay original house, with extension of 2 storeys, 2 bays to left. Original house now has C19 2-pane sash windows with chamfered surrounds; central upper floor window has been recut through filled entrance, with reused dated lintel. Side wall right has filled ground floor entrance and small attic window. Rear wall has 2 small original first floor windows with original iron grilles. (Listed Building Report)

The two-storey building, measuring 13.0m x 7.2m with walls up to 1.7m thick at ground level, has been modernised and forms part of a private dwelling. At first floor level are three small, plain-chamfered window openings, probably original, two in the N wall, and the other in the E gable end (F1 DS 07-DEC-71).
NY 572623 Denton Foot The bastle stands in a hollow near the Castle Beck. Now modernised and used as a farmhouse; a reused lintel has CB 1594 engraved on it. A Christopher Bell had a tenement with 26 acres of enclosed ground here (Ramm et al). (PastScape)

Denton Foot is lived in, but clearly with very thick walls, two metalled windows and a datestone of 1594. (Site report from Catherine Bancroft Jan 2009)
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