ABBEY VALE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208939
Date first listed:
06-May-1976
Date of most recent amendment:
09-Aug-2010
Statutory Address:
ABBEY VALE, ABBEY APPROACH

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY VALE, ABBEY APPROACH

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Barrow-in-Furness (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 21863 71986

Details

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BARROW IN FURNESS, ABBEY APPROACH (East,off), ABBEY VALE (Formerly listed as: ABBEY APPROACH ABBEY DALE) 06-MAY-76

II

Porter's Lodge, now house, 1873.

DESCRIPTION: Dwelling by Paley and Austin for the Furness Railway Company at Furness Abbey Station. It is irregular in plan, built of snecked red sandstone, and with a renewed tile roof. It is a single storey building; with a semi-octagonal centre with side wings and C20 addition to rear. The open-sided wooden porch is under a catslide roof on the west side of the lodge and encloses doorway with date and initials on a decorated lintel. The semi-octagon is lit by cross windows with leaded lights in moulded ashlar surrounds; with a string course over. The hipped roof has oversailing eaves with 3-flue ashlar stack on shared base. The lower side wing to the west has a battered embankment wall and a gabled half-dormer over 3-light mullioned window on left return. There is a lean-to on right return. Embankment wing wall links to the adjoining gateway and bridge over Mill Beck. A plaque reads 'PORTERS LODGE'.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION

Abbey Vale is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Architects: Paley and Austin are a renowned partnership, with many listed buildings to their names, with many listed at the higher grade. * Architectural Interest: The Lodge is well designed, with attractive architectural details. * Group Value: The former Porter's Lodge is part of a multi-period site containing the ruins of Furness Abbey, as well as several other listed buildings, some of which were also associated with the railway.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
388369
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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