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A Grade II* Listed Building in Rockcliffe, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9493 / 54°56'57"N

Longitude: -3.0194 / 3°1'9"W

OS Eastings: 334806

OS Northings: 562098

OS Grid: NY348620

Mapcode National: GBR 7CC6.3M

Mapcode Global: WH7ZN.LVDP

Entry Name: Castletown

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77946

Location: Rockcliffe, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Rockcliffe

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Rockcliffe St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


6/155 Castletown

1.4.57 II*

House. 1811 by Peter Nicholson and William Reid for Robert Mounsey of Carlisle,
with rear facade dated 1831. Calciferous sandstone ashlar with chamfered
plinth, moulded cornice and parapet and angle pilaster strips; green slate roof
with lead hips, stone chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays, with flanking
pedimented wings of 2 storeys, 2 bays, also extensions to right of 2 storeys,
single bay and single storey, 3 bays. Garden front has stepped tetrastyle
portico, with squared columns and incised decoration (a design used by Paul
Nixon, stonemason of Carlisle, on a number of buildings which he constructed),
moulded cornice and cast-iron balcony. Glazed door and fanlight with side
light: large overall round headed patterned fanlight. Large casements with
glazing bars to ground floor, have external louvred shutters. Sash windows with
glazing bars above and to extensions. Rear entrance has 2 Doric coloumns in
antis. Interior has moulded plaster ceilings, panelled shutters to windows and
panelled doors. Doric columns in hall with semicircular cantilever staircase.
Ionic columns in dining room with entablature. See Howard Colvin, Dictionary of
British Architecture, 1978.

Listing NGR: NY3480662098

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