ST MICHAEL'S HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1144478
Date first listed:
13-Dec-1985
Statutory Address:
ST MICHAEL'S HOUSE, DORA CRESCENT

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST MICHAEL'S HOUSE, DORA CRESCENT

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Allerdale (District Authority)
Parish:
Workington
National Grid Reference:
NX 99807 28963

Details

NX 9928 WORKINGTON DORA CRESCENT (West side) Workington

5/42 St Michael's House II*

Rectory now sheltered home. Probably C15 with C19 and C20 alterations. Cement roughcast over extremely thick stone walls, under graduated greenslate roof with C19 coped gables and kneelers; original cement-roughcast chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 2 bays, with flanking gabled wings: hall with cross wings. Central recessed 2-bay section has C19 panelled and glazed door in original pointed chamfered arch with hoodmould, but heavy C20 restoration. C17-style stone-mullioned windows in hall and wings of 2, 3 and 4 lights, some with mullions removed and all with moulded sills and dripmoulds. Right wing has unusual projecting upper-floor left return wall on corbels. Both wings have large stepped external chimney stacks. Left wing return wall has C20 windows in plain reveals. Rear extensions have large C20 windows. Interior of right wing has a former external pointed-arched doorway, only recently uncovered, which is similar to the entrance doorway and this, with the consistent thickness of the walls, suggest that the hall and wings are of one build. Blocked inglenook in ground-floor room right. Rear C17-style staircase. An extremely interesting and rare survival of a hall-house more common in the south of Cumbria. Former stable to right, now warden's house, is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NX9984928934

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
72265
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: 21 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/09403/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Furness. Source Historic England Archive
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