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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: 80 AND 80A, HIGHGATE

List entry Number: 1137865



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

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kendal

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Apr-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 75398

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SD 5192 NW KENDAL HIGHGATE (West side)

7/57 Nos 80 & 80A



Gatehouse to Hospital. 1659 date on (mid C19?) copy of panel, in frame over central passage arch, is incorrect; late C17 drawing (by Machel) shows date was 1663. Initials T.S., for Thomas Sandes (dealer in Kendal cottons and mayor 1647-48), were on the original but a K (for Katherine, his wife) has been added and the coat of arms (combining those of Sandes with the Shearman dyers') is an embellishment. Wet-dashed rubble; eaves cornice to taller, central block. Graduated slate roofs; rendered mid and end chimneys. Symmetrical: 2 storeys, 5 bays (1:3:1). Central block has wide, semicircular-headed passage arch with single window to either side and 3 above; the wings have a single window to each floor. Ground floor windows are 3-light and 1st floor 4-light; all wood-mullioned with square-leaded panes. Plank door to either side in passage; on north side is an iron-lidded alms box, initialled T.S., set in a niche with 2 inscriptions above: REMEMBER THE POORE (sic) in low relief (C17) and Remember the Poor Widows, carved in Roman lettering (C18?). Interior not inspected; R.C.H.M. (1936) reports initialled and dated decorative plaster panel (T. & K.S. 1661), part of scrollwork frieze, and some original panelling to 1st floor.

Listing NGR: SD5146492517

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National Grid Reference: SD 51464 92517


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