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Barrow-in-Furness (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 24079 66307



SD26NW RAMPSIDE 708-1/6/108 (North side) 10/11/49 No.101 Rampside Hall


Large house. Late C17 (Pevsner). Roughcast over stone with ashlar dressings, graduated slate roof. 3 storeys and attic, 5 bays, double-depth plan; later wing to rear left. Central doorway has ovolo-moulded quoined surround with vine carving on chamfer stops; lintel decorated with ogee panels and carved vinetrail; hoodmould surmounted by blank panel with round-arched cornice. Dripmould continues from doorhood to cover double-chamfered cross-windows having C20 casements with glazing bars. Upper-floor windows all in same style; bays 1 & 5 on 2nd floor have different, red sandstone, surrounds. Shaped blocks support wooden gutter. Parapet removed but end dies remain and have large ball finials on ornate pedestals; ashlar gable copings. 12 diagonally-set chimneys occupy full length of ridge. Left return: lean-to porch in angle with later wing, encloses cross-boarded oak door with decorative iron hinges in ovolo-moulded surround. Casement and 4-pane sash to ground floor; cross-window and partially-blocked cross-window above. INTERIOR: structurally the house has a massive tranverse wall incorporating the flues; off this the rooms are formed by timber partitions; most rooms have beamed ceilings. Original features include: well in cellar; incomplete fireplace bressumer in kitchen to rear left, beneath it a stone arch. Staircase to rear centre rises through 3 floors and has original oak balustrade of turned balusters and deep-section handrail between square and rectangular newels with sunken panels and moulded caps. Chamfered ashlar fireplace to 1st floor left. Built for the Knype family. A house here is mentioned in 1634 although it is uncertain when and for which member of the family the present structure was built (Chambers & Gaythorpe). Pevsner, as stated, regarding the building as late C17. (Trans. Cumberland & Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archaeol. Society: Chambers C P: Rampside Hall: Kendal: 1910-: 288-297; Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Lancashire: London: 1969-).

Listing NGR: SD2407966307


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Lancashire, (1969)
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, (1910), 288-297


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

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Date: 29 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/03820/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr CJ Wright. Source Historic England Archive
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