Belle Isle, Windermere, Cumbria

Belle Isle, Windermere, Cumbria
Photograph taken January 1995 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA94/05587

This house, picturesquely sited on Belle Isle in Lake Windermere, was built in 1774 to designs by John Plaw and was one of the earliest cylidrical houses in the country. It has a massive portico of Ionic columns with a pediment, and the service offices are in the semi-basement. When photographed it was undergoing a major renovation.

Location

Cumbria Windermere

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

architecture classical column round house Georgian (1714 - 1836)