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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: 1224960



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

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cartmel Fell

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Mar-1970

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 421170

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CARTMEL FELL NEWBY BRIDGE ROAD SD 39 SE (East side) 3/26 Moor Crag 25.3.70 I

House, now with flat to west end. 1898-1900. By C.F.A. Voysey. Roughcast with slate dressings and hipped slate roof. North facade of 2 storeys and 7 irregular bays, the end bay is of one storey. 1st and 6th bays under gables, that to 6th bay is swept down over 7th bay, emphasising the slope of the ground. Dripcourse over ground floor windows of 6th and 7th bay and over 1st floor windows of 1st and 6th bays; gables have 3 slots under dripstone. Wide eaves and moulded bargeboards. Raking buttress to left of 6th bay. Windows have flat slate dressings and mullions; leaded glazing with rectangular quarries; 1st bay of ground floor has canted bay window of 2+2+2 lights with cornice and flat lead-clad roof extended over verandah to right, which has timber posts on slate-coped walls and 4 steps. Single light and 2-light window flank entrance, with half-glazed door; single light to right of verandah. 6th bay has 3+3-light window; single light to 7th bay. 1st floor has 4-light window to 1st bay; 2-light window with single lights to left and right; 3 cross-mullion windows, 2 are paired; full light to right of buttress has transom; 6th bay has single light and 3-light window. Lead downpipes have scrolled clasping supports. Bootscraper by steps has tall handle. South facade of 5 bays, the 1st 2 bays gabled with roof swept down to left, the 5th bay gabled, the 3rd bay a 2-storey canted bay window with top cornice and later slate-hung apron. Roof of 4th bay swept down over verandah with trellis supports and extends to right over canted bay window. Dripcourses over windows to 1st, 2nd and 5th bays. 1st 2 bays have 3-light windows; canted bays have 2+2+2-light windows, that to 3rd bay with half-glazed door to right return; 4th bay has 4-light window with round window to left, and 3-light flat-topped roof dormer with cornice; 5th bay has 4-light window to 1st floor. Entrance to left hand end. Large stack to roof slope has typical Voysey tall pots. Gutter downpipe to left of 3rd bay. West facade dominated by roof slope; 2 single lights flank round arch with recessed door with strap hinges, similar door to entrance to right; triangular dormer over arch and 3-light dormer higher up to left, large stack with tall pots at top of slope. East facade has projecting lateral stack with tall pots in gabled projection, flanking 2-light windows. Interior not inspected but said to have original fittings: panelling, stair, fireplaces, etc. Moor Crag is one of Voysey's finest houses and one of the most important of its date in Europe.

Listing NGR: SD3917892481

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National Grid Reference: SD 39178 92481


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