HELENA THOMPSON MUSEUM AND FORMER STABLES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1311987
Date first listed:
06-Jun-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Dec-1985
Statutory Address:
HELENA THOMPSON MUSEUM AND FORMER STABLES, PARK END ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
HELENA THOMPSON MUSEUM AND FORMER STABLES, PARK END ROAD

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Allerdale (District Authority)
Parish:
Workington
National Grid Reference:
NY 00878 28563

Details

NY 0028 WORKINGTON PARK END ROAD (East side) Workington

10/58 Helena Thompson Museum and former 6.6.51. stables (formerly listed as Parkend House)

II*

House and stables, now Museum. Late C18 for the Curwen estate. Cement rendered walls, with dentilled cornice under blocking course, and V-jointed quoins, on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables; large cement rendered end chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays, with lower 2-storey, 2-bay right wing and adjoining former stables at right-angles, forming overall L-shape. Panelled double doors with interlace overlight, within panelled reveals, in fluted-pilaster doorcase with dentilled pediment. Sash windows with glazing bars, those on ground-floor left C20 and enlarged below sills, all in eared architraves. Return walls have Venetian attic windows, that to right rebuilt. Wing has C20 porch and sash windows in painted stone surrounds. Stables have C20 garage doors and gable roundel. Return wall has blocked windows. Interior has many C18 and C19 features. Rear ground-floor room has heavily-moulded Gothic plaster ceiling. Staircase has 3 turned balusters to each tread with moulded handrail and panelled dado. Built for the steward of the Curwen estate and came to the Thompson family as stewards in the early C19. Purchased by Helena Thompson in 1934 and bequeathed at her death to Workington as a Museum, which opened in 1949.

Listing NGR: NY0087828563

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
72282
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.

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Date: 18 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/09402/27
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