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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: 1145759



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

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 75209

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MARKET STREET 1. 5166 (south side) Nos 5, 7 (Kings Arms) SD 6178 NW 5/95 12.2.62 and 9 II GV

2. C16 or early C17 inn, refaced C18, now three properties. Three storeys. Rubble, Nos 5 and 7 plastered. Slate roof. Five chimneys. Irregular facade of four gabled bays to street with addition to right hand side over yard entrance. Quoins to left hand side. Third bay is narrower than the others and has windows with sills and plain reveals. The others have windows with plain stone surrounds, tripartite to first and fourth bays, coupled to second bay. Those to No 7 sashed, to Nos 5 and 9 sashed with all glazing bars. All three gables have Docletian windows with ogee glazing bars. No 7 has a doorway with wooden Doric pilasters and entablature. Heavily studded plank door. Doorways to Nos 5 and 9 have plain stone surrounds and modern doors. No 9 has C19 shop window with plain surround and cornice. Modern glazing. End wall left hand side (facing east) has on first floor one three light stone window with chamfered surround and mullions. At rear one four light window with moulded mullions and round heads to lights, probably C19, recently inserted on ground floor of No 7 and said to have come from a church at Skerton near Lancaster. In gable of No 9 one wooden three light window. Interiors. No 5 has exposed beams and heavy collar roof. No 7 has a wattle beck partition to left of front door. Massive C16 or C17 segmental headed fireplace with ingle nooks and recess for spice cupboard. On first floor one muntin and plank partition and one C17 panelled partition. No 9 on ground floor at front has early C18 chimneypiece with cornice. Back room has built-in cupboards with raised and fielded panels. C18 four flight closed string dogleg stair and landing. Turned and square newels, turned balusters, moulded hand rail and string. On first floor mid C18 chimneypiece in front room. Muntin and plank partition on staircase. Outline of he cambered truss on corbel visible in attic (roof of No 7 said by RCHM to be similar). Although an inn since Cl7, this group was built as the manor house of the town, with a recessed centre and wings. It has suffered severely since 1934 when RCHM reported two five light windows at rear and a moulded C17 ceiling. (Annals, RCHM).

Listing NGR: SD6109778755

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Inventory Of Westmorland' in Inventory Of Westmorland, (1936)

National Grid Reference: SD 61097 78755


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