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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: 1224995



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: 421171

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CARTMEL FELL NEWBY BRIDGE ROAD SD 39 SE (west side) 3/27 Broadleys 25.3.70

G.V. I

House, now headquarters of Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club. 1898-1900. By C.F.A. Voysey for A. Currer Briggs. Roughcast with stone dressings, hipped slate roof. L-plan, west range looks west over Lake Windermere, with north service range. One storey with attic. Dripcourse over ground floor and wide eaves with gutters on slender curved brackets. East, entrance facade of 3 bays; 2nd bay projects under hipped roof, 3rd bay projects under gable with gabled porch to left hand end, the right hand end cut by roof of service wing. 1st bay has slate plaque, with lettering designed by Voysey, recording building of the house. 2nd bay has continuous wooden mullioned glazing to 3 sides, of 6:8:1-lights, leaded glazing with rectangular quarries, to light stair. 3rd bay has 3-light stone flat-mullioned windows to each floor, with dripcourses over; leaded glazing. Entrance has porch on 2 wooden Tuscan columns and trellis sides; studded door with decorative strap hinges. Large cross-axial stack. Adjoining 4-bay south facade of service range has 4:1:4-light stone mullioned windows. 1st floor has 3 small flat-topped roof dormers with cornices; 4th bay has 3-light window under eaves and 3-light dormer above. Entrance to 4th bay has hipped porch on 3 Tuscan columns, door with strap hinges and flanking lights. South end of south range originally had loggia recessed under 1st floor, now filled in; cornice remains, 2 C20 windows and east entrance; 1st floor has flat-topped stone dormer with cornice and 4-light window, small hips to eaves and gutter continued across. West facade of 3 bays has 3 bowed bay windows of 2 storeys rising through eaves, flat-topped with cornices; that to central bay lights hall, of 6 lights with 2 transoms, the end upper lights smaller to fit over eaves, round window to right in stone surround. Outer bay windows are similar, 6-light windows to both floors. Large lateral stack to right hand end; raking angle buttress to left hand angle. North facade has varied fenestration; stone-mullioned windows; basement at west end has 2 entrances and 4-light window. Ground floor has mostly 4-light windows; tall narrow stair window with 2 transoms. 1st floor has flat-topped dormers with gutters continued across; 2 roof dormers and 2 lateral stacks. East gable end has segmental-headed coal door with dripstone, 4-light window and 3-light dormer. Interior retains many original fittings, panelling, fireplaces, etc. Hall has enclosed balcony on braced beam and Tuscan columns, 2 grotesque corbels and glazing. Stair has newels continued up to ceiling, with flat cornices, horizontal handrails and stick balusters with heart motifs, a common design motif. Ventilation grilles with bird and bush design. Original window catches. One of Voysey's finest houses and one of the most important of its date in Europe.

Listing NGR: SD3931593324

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National Grid Reference: SD 39315 93324


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