GRETA HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1144699

Date first listed: 02-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 27-May-1977

Statutory Address: GRETA HOUSE, MAIN STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: GRETA HOUSE, MAIN STREET

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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale (District Authority)

Parish: Keswick

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: NY 26522 23789

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

KESWICK MAIN STREET 1. 5161 (East Side) ----------- Greta House (formerly, listed as Greta Hall) NY 2623 1/34 2.10.51. I

2. Now part of Keswick Grammar School. Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived here 1800-1803. Robert Southey lived here 1803-43. The house is late C18. Front 3 storeys, with quoins and plinth, centre flush-panelled double doors (Gothic top panels glazed with net tracery), Ionic doorcase with fluted 3/4 columns, frieze, cornice and dentilled pediment. 3 sash windows on each floor (2 to left and 1 to right on ground floor, other storeys symmetrical), all 12-paned, in stone architraves. Large segmental 2-storeyed bow on right hand return side, otherwise 3 storeys with a Venetian window. Left hand return side has a similar Venetian window and a half-bow. Interior has good carved oak fireplace dated 1684 in "Southey's parlour", flag floors and old ovens in kitchens, and main windows with fluted interior wood cases. Simple wood staircase.

Listing NGR: NY2652223789

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 71788

Legacy System: LBS

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