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Undermillbeck

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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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104 UNDERMILLBECK (C.f.)

(O.S. 6 in. (a)XXXII, S.E., (b)XXXIII, S.W., (c)XXXVII, N.E.)

Undermillbeck is a parish on the W. border of the county and on the E. shore of Windermere.

Ecclesiastical

c(1). Church of the Holy Trinity, Winster, formerly a chapel of Kendal, was entirely re-built in 1875 but contains from the older chapel the following:—

Fittings—Bell: one with the initials R.B.W., probably 17th-century. Font: plain octagonal bowl, probably mediæval. Table: In vestry—with turned legs and moulded top-rail, probably 17th-century.

Secular

c(2). Pack Horse Bridge, on the N. side of the road 1,600 yards N.N.W. of Winster church, is of about 10 ft. span and 6 ft. wide. The segmental arch is of thin and very deep rubble voussoirs. The structure is at least as old as the 17th century.

Condition—Good.

Monuments (3–21)

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

Condition—Good or fairly good.

c(3). Nineveh, cottage on the W. side of the road 1,120 yards N. of Winster church, was built probably early in the 18th century.

c(4). Cottage, on the E. side of the road 70 yards S.E. of (3), is probably also of early 18th-century date.

c(5). Compston House (Plate 22), 30 yards S. of (4), retains some old casement-windows with solid frames. Inside the building are remains of crutch-construction which may be older than the main structure. There is a small cupboard with moulded framing.

c(6). Bryan Houses, N. house, 230 yards S.W. of Winster church.

c(7) Bryan Houses, S. house, 30 yards S. of (6), incorporates the lower parts of two crutch-trusses.

c(8). Crookfoot Farm, house nearly 1 m. N.E. of Winster church, retains some old casement-windows with solid frames and the front door is panelled. The internal fittings are of the 18th century. An outbuilding, E. of the house, has some original windows with solid frames.

c(9). Thorneyfields, house ¼ m. N.N.W. of (8), has an early 18th-century extension on the N.E. One window has a solid frame of three lights and a chimney-stack has two attached cylindrical shafts. Inside the building is a small cupboard with the initials and date M. and G.B. 1691. The N.W. room has remains of a plaster frieze with grapes and leaves.

b(10). Mitchelland, house over 1½ m. N.E. of Winster church, has been much altered in the 18th century. On the porch is a stone with the date 1681 perhaps re-cut; the front door has strap-hinges and a drop-handle.

a(11). High Cleabarrow, house, two tenements, about 2 m. N. of Winster church, was built probably early in the 18th century. Inside the building is a moulded plank-partition and a panelled cupboard with the initials and date W. and C.M. 1704 also I.M.W.O., C.4.

c(12). Low Cleabarrow, house 260 yards W.N.W. of (11), was built late in the 17th or early in the 18th century. Inside the building is a moulded plankpartition and a cupboard with a carved top-rail having the initials and date T.C., E.C. 1706.

a(13). Low House, 370 yards W.S.W. of (12), has been largely re-built but incorporates a tablet with the initials and date M. and M.S. 1691.

a(14). House, at Matson Ground, 380 yards N. of (13), was refitted and enlarged about 1721, the date on the W. gable. Inside the building are some old partitions of moulded planks and the staircase has moulded battens as balusters. One of the roof trusses is supported on wooden corbels carved with grotesque heads. The front door is of two moulded panels with an ornamental scutcheon-plate.

a(15). Lindeth, house nearly 1½ m. N.N.W. of Winster church, was built perhaps early in the 18th century. The door on the E. side is of planks and moulded battens.

a(16). Ash Cottage, ¼ m. S.S.W. of (15), is perhaps of early 18th-century date and has been extended. Inside the building is a cupboard of the local type, said to have come from Lindeth. It has carved upper panels and rails and bears the initials and date W.R.I. 1670.

a(17). Braithwaite Fold, house 1,270 yards N.W. of (16), has been much altered but retains some partitions of moulded planks and doors of moulded panels.

a(18). Yews, house nearly ½ m. S. of (17) and formerly belonging to the Green and Postlethwaite families, has been greatly enlarged in modern times by Sir James Scott, Bart. The S. wing is original and consists of the former house with a converted farm building between it and the modern structure. The house contains an old plank-partition, some panelled doors and a small cupboard with the initials and date R. and M.G. (Green) 1714.

c(19). Barker Knott, house on the S. side of the road 1¼ m. N.W. of Winster church, was built late in the 17th or early in the 18th century. There are some old panelled doors and plank partitions.

c(20). Bellman Houses, 370 yards S. of (19), contains a cupboard of the local type, with carved panels and the initials and date I.M.G. 1700. On the first floor is a balustrade with heavy turned balusters and a partition of moulded planks.

c(21). Bellman Ground, house 650 yards W. of (20), has been altered and extended probably in 1786, the date on a fireplace. The outer door of the kitchen has an original frame and is panelled.