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

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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

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

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

Legacy System number:
71788
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: 14 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/05159/06
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