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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: No name for this Entry

List entry Number: 1145293

Location

1-12, LOWTHER VILLAGE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaEdenDistrict AuthorityLowther

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 74357

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Details

NY 52 SW LOWTHER LOWTHER VILLAGE

12/148 Nos 1-12 consecutive 6.2.68 II*

12 houses. 1766-73 by Robert Adam, as estate houses for Sir James Lowther, part of a model village which was never completed. Mixed sandstone rubble walls with string courses and eaves cornices. Hipped graduated greenslate roofs with banded cement-rendered chimney stacks. Built in open courtyard plan with "palace" facades on 3 sides of a square. Closing the courtyard at one end is a 2-storey, 7-bay house. The longer sides have similar central houses, at either side of which are 2-storey, 3-bay houses flanked by single-storey, 2-bay wings, all joined in a continuous row. Each central house has recessed 3-bay centre and flanking gabled wings. Central plank doors in plain openings with sandstone lintels; wings have off-centre doors. Regularly-spaced C20 casement windows with glazing bars, in plain reveals with red sandstone lintels and sills. Originally divided into 16 houses but altered with HBC grant in 1965. See Ancient Monuments Society's Transactions, 14, pp.57-73, R.W. Brunskill, Lowther Village and Robert Adam.

Listing NGR: NY5354423654

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Brunskill, R W - Title: Lowther Village and Robert Adam
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society - Journal Title: Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society - Volume: 14 - Page References: 57-73

National Grid Reference: NY5354423654

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