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Knells House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanwix Rural, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9364 / 54°56'10"N

Longitude: -2.9163 / 2°54'58"W

OS Eastings: 341387

OS Northings: 560572

OS Grid: NY413605

Mapcode National: GBR 8C2C.F7

Mapcode Global: WH7ZX.56J1

Entry Name: Knells House

Listing Date: 22 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77652

Location: Stanwix Rural, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Stanwix Rural

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Houghton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/02/17


NW 46 SW,
2/71

STANWIX RURAL,
HOUGHTON,
Knells House

(Formerly listed as: The Knells (Flats Nos 1 to 7)

II

House. Date given as 1824 for John Dixon. Sandstone ashlar walls, lead hipped
slate roof. two storeys, three bays entrance facade, five bays to south-east facade.
Stepped tetrastyle entrance portico with plain Ionic columns, moulded
entablature and cornice: plain entrance surround with moulded projecting
cornice on scrolled console brackets. Hollow-chamfered tripartite window
surrounds to ground floor with cornice on scrolled console brackets: single
windows to upper floor with plain surrounds and principal window with cornice on
scrolled console brackets. Rusticated plinth courses, plain string course,
dentilled and moulded cornice with parapet. South-east facade has double-bay
pediments flanking recessed entrance bay: squared pilaster surrounds to
entrance supporting moulded cornice. Ashlar chimney stacks. Sold by the Dixon
family in 1872 and was divided into seven flats when surveyed. Colvin's, Dictionary of British
Architects, 1978, records work done by John Dobson for John Dixon at The Knells
in 1845.


Listing NGR: NY4138760572

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