1-12, LOWTHER VILLAGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1145293

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

Statutory Address: 1-12, LOWTHER VILLAGE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 1-12, LOWTHER VILLAGE

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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden (District Authority)

Parish: Lowther

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: NY5354423654

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History

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Details

NY 52 SW LOWTHER LOWTHER VILLAGE

12/148 Nos 1-12 consecutive 6.2.68 II*

12 houses. 1766-73 by Robert Adam, as estate houses for Sir James Lowther, part of a model village which was never completed. Mixed sandstone rubble walls with string courses and eaves cornices. Hipped graduated greenslate roofs with banded cement-rendered chimney stacks. Built in open courtyard plan with "palace" facades on 3 sides of a square. Closing the courtyard at one end is a 2-storey, 7-bay house. The longer sides have similar central houses, at either side of which are 2-storey, 3-bay houses flanked by single-storey, 2-bay wings, all joined in a continuous row. Each central house has recessed 3-bay centre and flanking gabled wings. Central plank doors in plain openings with sandstone lintels; wings have off-centre doors. Regularly-spaced C20 casement windows with glazing bars, in plain reveals with red sandstone lintels and sills. Originally divided into 16 houses but altered with HBC grant in 1965. See Ancient Monuments Society's Transactions, 14, pp.57-73, R.W. Brunskill, Lowther Village and Robert Adam.

Listing NGR: NY5354423654

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 74357

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Brunskill, R W , Lowther Village and Robert Adam
'Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society' in Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, , Vol. 14, (), 57-73

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