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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: 1326823



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lowther

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Sep-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 74358

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12/149 Nos 13-20 consecutive (formerly listed as 6.2.68 Nos 17-27)


8 houses. 1766-73 by Robert Adam as estate houses for Sir James Lowther, part of a model village which was never completed. Mixed sandstone rubble walls, under hipped graduated greenslate roofs with banded incised rendered chimney stacks. Built in open courtyard plan with houses on 3 sides of a square turned back at right-angles at each end. "Palace" facade closing courtyard 2 storeys, 7 bays; remainder single storey, numerous bays. 2-storey range has 3-bay recessed centre and flanking gabled wings. 2 off-centre plank doors in plain openings with red sandstone lintels. C20 casement windows in original plain reveals with red sandstone lintels and sills. Single-storyed parts were originally divided into many more houses, the doors of which have been blocked, some only partly to form windows. Otherwise plank doors and C20 casement windows in plain reveals. HBC grant aided in 1965. See Ancient Monument Society's Transactions, 14, pp.57-73, R.W. Brunskill, Lowther Village and Robert Adam.

Listing NGR: NY5361323678

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Brunskill, R W , Lowther Village and Robert Adam
'Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society' in Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, , Vol. 14, (), 57-73

National Grid Reference: NY5361323678


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