BROUGHTON TOWER SPECIAL SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1335949
Date first listed:
18-May-1953
Statutory Address:
BROUGHTON TOWER, BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS, LA20 6AA

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Location

Statutory Address:
BROUGHTON TOWER, BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS, LA20 6AA

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
South Lakeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Broughton West
National Park:
LAKE DISTRICT
National Grid Reference:
SD 21397 87917

Details

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/01/17

SD 2187, 23/30

BROUGHTON WEST, BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS, Broughton Tower

(Formerly listed as: Broughton Tower Special School)

18.05.53

II*

Former house, school, now flats. C14 pele tower, extended to south mid to late C18, wings added 1882-3, C20 additions. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. South facade of two storeys with basement and eight bays, 3-bay centre breaks forward, 1st and 7th and 8th bays form projecting wings. Quoins and coped embattled parapet. Ogee-headed windows have architraves and are sashed, with glazing bars, with octagonal and square quarries and intersecting glazing bars to heads, but wings have single glazing bars and Y tracery heads. Porch has embattled parapet and ogee-headed entrance up steps, with clustered shafts, pinnacles and fleuron. 3-storey pele tower visible to rear, with embattled parapet and blind Diocletian window. Cross-axial stacks. North elevation has pele tower to centre with embattled parapet with escutcheon. Pointed windows, paired with balcony to ground floor, similar windows to returns. Flanking lean-to bays to returns have gable-end stacks; low C20 single-storey projections. Wing to east has 3-storey round tower to angle. Windows are pointed with sashes. Wing to west has square turret and 2-storey, 2-bay service wing with smaller wing to west; sashed windows and hipped roof. S Rainwater heads dated: "ES/1777", "R C7/17/44" and "IS/1837". West elevation has ogee-headed windows as to south elevation and ogee-headed entrance. INTERIOR has rooms with ribbed ceilings. Hall has dog leg stair with open string and 2 balusters to the tread. Landing has 2 segmental arches. Re-set French early C16 portal has shaped pediment. Dining room has re-set Italian Renaissance chimney piece. Vaulted basement and spiral stair to former pele tower.

Listing NGR: SD2139787917

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
75801
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.

End of official listing

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