BARROW HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1120851
Date first listed:
03-Mar-1967
Statutory Address:
BARROW HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BARROW HOUSE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Allerdale (District Authority)
Parish:
Borrowdale
National Park:
LAKE DISTRICT
National Grid Reference:
NY 26855 20013

Details

NY 22 SE ST JOHNS CASTLERIGG & WYTHBURN DERWENTWATER

12/90 Barrow House 3.3.67 II

Private house now Youth Hostel. 1787-1796 for Joseph Pocklington, with early C19 alterations and additions. Painted stucco walls with string course, eaves cornice and V-jointed quoins on chamfered plinth. Hipped graduated greenslate roof with 2 dormer windows; rendered chimney stacks. Original house, probably of 3 or 4 bays now converted with 2 two-storeyed canted-bay windows with glazing bars in painted stone surrounds. Flanking wings have tripartite windows with glazing bars over tripartite doorways, that to right within a C20 enclosed glazed porch, all in painted stone surrounds. Further 2-storey canted-bay extension to left has sash windows with glazing bars. Joseph Pocklington 1736-1817, entered in his account book "26 March 1787, Ale at laying foundation of the House £0.5.0; 12 Jany 1797, Quitted my Island this day and arrived safe at Barrow after a very rough voyage." He had built an island house on Derwentwater and retired to this house, known as Barrow Cascade House, which he built at a cost of £1,655.3.6¾d. Became an hotel in the early C20 and a Youth Hostel in 1931. Reverted to hotel in 1950 and finally purchased by YHA in 1961. Lower extension to left is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY2685520013

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
72175
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/09180/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Eric C. Apperley. Source Historic England Archive
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