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The Abbey Tavern

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1375 / 54°8'14"N

Longitude: -3.1985 / 3°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 321794

OS Northings: 471956

OS Grid: SD217719

Mapcode National: GBR 6N3L.BL

Mapcode Global: WH72H.V82H

Plus Code: 9C6R4RP2+XH

Entry Name: The Abbey Tavern

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388377

Location: Newbarns, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13

County: Cumbria

Electoral Ward/Division: Roosecote

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dalton-in-Furness St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Pub Hotel building

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708-1/4/8 The Abbey Tavern


Public house. Early C19, extended 1848. Red sandstone, slate
roofs. 3 and 2 storeys, 2:3 windows to 1st floor. 3-storey
part on left: 3 pointed arched openings with later 3-light
traceried windows; lancet window on right. 1st floor has
transomed 4-light window with king mullion and hoodmould;
double-transomed stair window on right with pointed-arched
lights and continuous dripmould. 2nd floor has stepped 3-light
mullioned window with hoodmould and relieving arch.
Roll-moulded gable copings with finial, continuous parapet
wall and small gable over the stair window. Side gables;
external end stack on right. 2-storey part: C20 door through
transomed 4-light window on left; mullioned and transomed 2-
and 3-light windows on right have dripmoulds; offset buttress
at right corner. 1st floor: cross-windows with pointed-arched
lights; moulded eaves band; roll-moulded gable copings;
external end stack on right has offsets and moulded cap.
1-storey outbuildings against right return. Represents a
fragment of a substantial hotel that served the Furness
Railway. The hotel had been rebuilt from the remains of the
C17 house of Sir Thomas Preston but was largely demolished in
1951 and 1954. The ground floor of the 3-storey part was
formerly enclosed by a verandah.
(Dickinson J C: Furness Abbey: London: 1987-: 18-19;
Trescatheric B: Barrow in Furness in Old Picture Postcards:
Netherlands: 1982-: PL 82, 83).

Listing NGR: SD2193271852

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