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Lime House School

A Grade II Listed Building in Dalston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8153 / 54°48'55"N

Longitude: -2.9717 / 2°58'18"W

OS Eastings: 337653

OS Northings: 547149

OS Grid: NY376471

Mapcode National: GBR 7DPR.FM

Mapcode Global: WH80G.B74C

Entry Name: Lime House School

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087446

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78327

Location: Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Dalston

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Raughton Head All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 34 NE DALSTON Hawkesdale

10/141 Lime House School


House originally called Holme Hill, now private school. Early C19 with stable
arch dated and inscribed 1887 L.C.S., with Salkeld coat of arms; incorporating
C17 and C18 features. Calciferous sandstone ashlar with V-jointed quoins on
chamfered plinth. Rendered wings; graduated greenslate roofs; ashlar chimney
stacks. Entrance facade: 3 storeys, 7 bays with flanking low 2-storey,
L-shaped 6-bay wings, making overall U-shape; stable arch adjoining to right.
Central bay projects with shaped cornice enclosing Salkeld coat of arms.
6-panel door in stone architrave; stone porch on reeded pilasters with decorated
parapet. Single-pane sash windows in eared architraves, second floor with
pedimented cornices. Pilastered attic with balustraded parapet. Wings: 2-pane
sash windows nearest house in stone architraves. At right-angles are ground
floor Venetian windows with Diocletian windows above. Entrance at extreme left
has reused early C18 Ionic porch with moulded entablature and modillioned
cornice and pediment enclosing Holme(?) coat of arms. Stable arch to right is
included for G.V., but former stables are of no interest. Garden facades of 7
bays with 3-storey single-bay tower to right. Single-pane sash windows, with
glazing bars on upper floor. Balustraded parapet incorporates Salkeld coat of
arms. T.S. cypher over garden entrance. Adjoining buildings to right of tower
are of no interest. 2 fireplaces dated 1638 suggest that the core of the
building is earlier than the C19 facade. Seat of the Holme family from the
medieval period, originally known as The Hill, passed to George Holme Sumner in
1794 and sold to Col. Thomas Salkeld in 1810. Remained in Salkeld family until
C20. School takes its name from its original location at Lime House, Wetheral.

Listing NGR: NY3765347149

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