BELLE ISLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1332574
Date first listed:
08-May-1950
Statutory Address:
BELLE ISLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BELLE ISLE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
South Lakeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Windermere
National Park:
LAKE DISTRICT
National Grid Reference:
SD 39284 96478

Details

BELLE ISLE 1. 1834 Belle Isle (Also known as Island House and Longholme) SD 39 NE 7/41 8.5.50. I 2. Built 1774, designed by John Plaw, it was the first house in the Lake District to be built for picturesque reasons. Unique in having a circular plan. Crowned by a dome with a lantern. Ionic entrance portico of 4 unfluted columns, and Venetian windows in the other cardinal sides. The basement is square, with 3 storeys and attics above in a cylinder. The island was landscaped by Thomas White in the 1780's. See Country Life article.

Listing NGR: SD3928496478

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
351655
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, ()
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 9 Cumbria,

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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Date: 24 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01263/15
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