STABLE BLOCK EAST OF LOWTHER CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1145326

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

Statutory Address: STABLE BLOCK EAST OF LOWTHER CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address: STABLE BLOCK EAST OF LOWTHER CASTLE

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: NY 52298 23825

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History

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Details

NY 52 SW LOWTHER LOWTHER

12/138 Stable block east of Lowther Castle 6.2.68

GV II*

Stables and Coach house adjoining Lowther Castle. 1806-9 by Sir Robert Smirke for 1st Earl of Lonsdale. Calciferous sandstone ashlar with string courses and battlemented parapets. Graduated greenslate roofs, partly hipped. Buildings on 3 sides of courtyard. Rear 2-storey, 7-bay coach house has ground-floor segmental arches under 2-light stone-mullioned windows with hoodmoulds. Battlemented parapet rises in centre with clock face and Lowther arms. Right single-storey, 4-bay quadrant link and left similar 2-storey link, have central segmental arch and sash windows under hoodmoulds. Left 2-storey, 9-bay stables has 7 recessed bays with flanking rectangular battlemented turrets. Central segmental arch and sash windows under hoodmoulds. Turrets have rounded-arched windows. Right domestic/stable range is similar to the left range opposite, but with angle turrets on projecting bays, that to right forming part of the return wall of the castle facade. The Household Accounts of the Earl of Lonsdale in the County Record Office, Carlisle, record payment on 30 June 1806, to William Bayles & Co, of £10. 2s. 6d. "for removing 405 yards of earth previous to laying foundations for new stables, coach houses, etc". Graded for group value with Lowther Castle.

Listing NGR: NY5229823825

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 74346

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 9 Cumbria,

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