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'Docker', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland (1936), pp. 93. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=120751 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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27 DOCKER (D.f.)

(O.S. 6 in. (a)XXXIV, S.W., (b)XXXIX, N.W.)

Docker is a township of Grayrigg 4 m. N.E. of Kendal.

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Monuments (1–7)

The following monuments, unless otherwise described, are of the 17th century and of two storeys. The walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. Some of the buildings have exposed ceiling-beams.

Condition—Good or fairly good.

a(1). Docker Garths, house near the middle of the parish, was built probably late in the 17th or early in the 18th century.

a(2). Tenter End, house, 220 yards S.E. of (1), has a later extension on the S. Inside the building is a three-stage cupboard of the local type, with projecting fascia and pendants.

a(3). Docker Cottage on the N.E. edge of the parish.

a(4). Hollins, house, 1,230 yards E.S.E. of (1), is of irregular plan with later additions on the S.W. The original chimney-stack has a cylindrical shaft. Inside the building is a small cupboard with the initials and date I.G.S. 1707; there is also a three-stage cupboard, of the local type, with projecting fascia and pendants. In the same room is an original muntin and plank partition. A small cupboard in the staircase-wall has a door with small turned spindle-bars. The staircase has a balustrade on the landing with plain slat balusters and one shaped baluster.

b(5). Croft Foot, house, 1,170 yards S.W. of (4), has a later addition on the S. Inside the building is a three-stage cupboard of the local type, with projecting fascia and pendants, the former carved with the initials and date R. and A.I. 1689.

b(6). Mires, house, 280 yards S. of (5), was built early in the 18th century. It contains a panelled partition and some other 18th-century fittings.

b(7). Wray Farm, house, 370 yards W. of (5), was built probably early in the 18th century. It contains an original panelled partition and a fireplace and cupboards of the same period.



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