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Colby

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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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19 COLBY (F.c.)

(O.S. 6 in. XV, N.W.)

Colby is a small parish adjoining Appleby on the W.

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(1). Nether Hoff, house, at the S. end of Colby hamlet, is of two storeys with attics; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built late in the 17th century and retains most of its original stone windows. The doorway on the N. has a moulded architrave and pulvinated frieze, but the cornice and pediment have been removed; the tympanum is re-set at a higher level and bears the initials and date G. and I.B. 1683. Inside the building are some exposed ceiling-beams. The original well-staircase has turned balusters, moulded handrails and square newels with ball-terminals. Two fireplaces have original moulded surrounds. The roof has slender principals with a pronounced bend.

Condition—Good.