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The Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Claife, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3511 / 54°21'3"N

Longitude: -2.9425 / 2°56'32"W

OS Eastings: 338838

OS Northings: 495472

OS Grid: SD388954

Mapcode National: GBR 7LW4.R0

Mapcode Global: WH82L.SW0R

Entry Name: The Station

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087305

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76726

Location: Claife, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Claife

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sawrey St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

CLAIFE B5285 (North side)
SD 39 NE
Far Sawrey
The Station


Viewing station. Late C18. Stone rubble. 2 storeys, with canted bays to front
and rear, and embattled parapet. Now ruinous, the front wall collapsed. lst
floor sill band, some slate hanging remains to rear. Large window openings to
1st floor of returns and narrow opening to remaining part of front wall. Lower
recesses to ground floor of returns. Rear has canted bay with entrance and 1st
floor window opening with flanking blind windows; narrow window openings to
either side, with slate hanging to remains of parapet. Wall connects station
with rock outcrop to rear, with round-headed archway and round-headed opening
with foundations of structure to rear. Interior has remains of cross walls,
rear gabled wall with stack and fireplace. Vaulted chamber to ground floor,
rear canted bay has stone flying stair with moulded treads. The Station was
used as a viewing point for Lake Windermere at the time when picturesque
principles suggested that landscape should be viewed from certain points only,
where the elements of scenery were most pictorial, and is associated with the
early tourist industry. Property of The National Trust.

Listing NGR: SD3883895472

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