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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1145646



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

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kendal

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Feb-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 75530

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SD 5192 KENDAL FINKLE STREET (north side)

338-0/0/10001 No 28


Fire Engine House with Registrar' Offices over, now shops with offices over. 1838, for the Borough Council; altered. Squared rough dressed limestone in graduated courses (rear of random rubble), slate roof. Rectangular plan parallel to street, with entrance to offices at first floor of rear. Three storeys and attic, 3 windows, symmetrical; with a plinth and first floor band carried round. The ground floor (the former fire engine house) has 3 wide elliptical-arched wagon entrances that to the right with imposts and the others, including a round headed doorway between them, now rendered; all the archways now glazed as shop windows and furnished with C20 canopies. The upper floors have restored 8 over 12 small paned sash windows, those at first floor with flat arched heads and those above with raised sills and stone lintels. Gable chimney to left, ridge chimney offset right of centre. The right hand gable wall has a doorway and window at ground floor, and small lunette to the attic. Rear: central doorway to former Registrar's Office approached by dog-legged steps and stone deck protected by spear head railings; doorway with raised square cut jambs and lintel, chamfered imposts and recessed door; fenestration similar to front except that sashes are unhorned and appear to be original. INTERIOR: Registrar's Office in centre of 1st floor, with former waiting room to west and former strong room to east, the latter fire proofed with a cast iron door, stone flagged floor and slate shelving. Curved staircase to 2nd floor. HISTORY: erected in the first year of the Civil Registration of births, deaths and marriages. Forms group with no. 2 Police Yard to rear (q.v.), which contains former lock-up.

Listing NGR: SD5157692750

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National Grid Reference: SD 51576 92750


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