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Monk Coniston

A Grade II Listed Building in Coniston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3757 / 54°22'32"N

Longitude: -3.0512 / 3°3'4"W

OS Eastings: 331812

OS Northings: 498313

OS Grid: SD318983

Mapcode National: GBR 7K4V.65

Mapcode Global: WH82K.389T

Entry Name: Monk Coniston

Listing Date: 22 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087252

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76799

Location: Coniston, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA21

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Coniston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Coniston and Torver

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

SD 39 NW
(South-east side)
5/98 Monk Coniston


House. Late C18 with C19 alterations and additions. Stucco and stone with
slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays, the central 2 bays break forward under gable;
rear wings. Clasping buttresses, those to ends carried up as square turrets
with corbelled-out embattled parapets. Most windows straight-headed, with label
moulds and 2 Tudor-headed lights. Ground floor windows to 2nd, 3rd, 4th bays
have transoms, that to 3rd bay with glazed entrance inserted below transom; that
to 1st bay of 3 lights with cusped heads and no transom. Central windows of 1st
floor have pointed heads with Y-tracery and hoodmoulds. All windows are sashed,
those to 1st floor with glazing bars. Right return entrance front of 3 bays
with projecting service bay to right. Central canted bay has ashlar dressings
and quoins, end turrets as above. Central bay has 3 Tudor arches to ground
floor and 2:4:2-light Tudor-headed windows over; top corbelled-out embattled
parapet. Flanking bays have pointed sashed windows. Top penthouse storey is
slate hung and gabled, with flanking stacks. Service wing has embattled
parapet, window with tripartite sash and gable-end rectangular bay window. Left
return central entrance bay breaking forward; ground floor 4-light windows and
1st floor 3- and 2-light windows. Rear has service wings flanking bowed stair
bay with 2-light pointed window, some pointed sashed windows. Wing parallel to
main range of 2 storeys with attic and 3 bays; windows have paired sashes in
glazing bars. Entrance has slate slab porch, door with 9 fielded panels over
flush panel. Gabled dormers with horizontally sliding sashes. Several stacks
with pointed panels. Interior has entrance hall with gallery. Passage with
Tudor arches on triple shafts. Rooms have fireplaces, one with strapwork panels
to walls and ceiling, one with ornamental shelves; stair has arcaded balustrade
with quatrefoil balusters and stained-glass to window. Some William Morris
fabric to walls of small room. Property of The National Trust.

Listing NGR: SD3181298313

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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