An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.
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46 KABER (G.d.)
(O.S. 6 in. (a)XXIII, N.E., (b)XXIV, N.W., (c)XXIV, S.W.)
Kaber is a parish and hamlet 2 m. N.E. of Kirkby Stephen.
The following monuments, unless otherwise described, are of two storeys. The walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered.
Condition—Good or fairly good.
a(1). Barn, on the N. side of the road, 50 yards W. of Kaber village-green, was built perhaps early in the 18th century. A door-lintel has the initials and date R.M. 1711.
a(2). House on the N. side of the road at Rookby, ½ m. S.E. of Kaber green, was re-built in the 18th century. It contains two two-stage cupboards of the local type. The first has a projecting fascia, supported by balusters and carved with the initials and date I.M., A.M. 1698; the second cupboard has enriched upper panels and fascia with two pendants. The outbuilding, W. of the house, incorporates two 17th-century windows.
a(3). Duckintree, house, ¾ m. E. of Kaber green, was largely re-built in the 18th century but retains a 17th-century three-light window.
b(4). House, on the N. side of Heggerscales, over 1½ m. E.S.E. of Kaber green, appears to have been re-built in the 18th century. It contains a 17th-century panelled partition and a fireplace with a heavily moulded surround, frieze and cornice of c. 1700.
b(5). House and barn, 15 yards S.E. of (4), were built probably early in the 18th century. The doorway of the porch has a lintel with the initials and date I. and E.M. 1712. The barn has three original windows, perhaps removed from the house.
c(6). Wrenside, house, 3¼ m. E.S.E. of Kaber green, was built late in the 17th century and retains two or three original windows. Inside the building is a stone fireplace with corbels carrying an enriched entablature. A panelled door has the initials and date M.D., E.D. 1697.