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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: 1145684



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: I

Date first listed: 24-Apr-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jan-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 75416

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SD 5192 SE KENDAL KIRKLAND (Off East side)

11/75 Abbot Hall Art Gallery (previously 24-4-51 listed as Abbot Hall)

G.V. I

Hall, now Art Gallery. 1759, almost certainly by John Carr of York, for Colonel George Wilson. Coursed, squared rubble with quoins on plinth. Band between ground floor and cellars; modillioned eaves cornice with parapet. Main roofs not visible. Mostly 2 storeys with cellars. Symmetrical east elevation, 7 bays overall. Curved stone steps (with spiral curtails to C20 wrought-iron handrails) up to central part-glazed door and interlaced fanlight, with small window to either side, in architrave with projecting keystone and moulded imposts; sash, in architrave with splayed feet on bracketed sill, above. Full-height canted bay window, with sashes, to either side; latticework grilles to cellar. Lower bay set back on either side of central block has Venetian ground floor window; sill band to tripartite sash above. Single-storey gabled bay adjoining each end of main building has 2 semicircular-headed sashes in recesses with blocked oval opening in open pediment above (part-glazed door replaces one sash in left-hand end bay). All sashes with glazing bars in stone surrounds. Decorative rainwater heads to rear. Interior: Entrance hall divided by 2 Roman Doric columns, with responds. Decorative plaster cornices to ground floor. Main ground floor front rooms have plaster frames to walls, and corniced fireplaces, with applied Baroque foliate decoration. Main stair to rear left is curved at top and bottom with spiral curtail; cut string with turned balusters and moulded handrail. Panelled doors (some in pedimented doorcases) and shutters throughout.

Listing NGR: SD5170992188

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National Grid Reference: SD 51709 92187


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