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Barrow House

A Grade II Listed Building in Borrowdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.57 / 54°34'12"N

Longitude: -3.1329 / 3°7'58"W

OS Eastings: 326855

OS Northings: 520013

OS Grid: NY268200

Mapcode National: GBR 6HKL.JK

Mapcode Global: WH70D.VDBD

Entry Name: Barrow House

Listing Date: 3 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72175

Location: Borrowdale, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA12

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Borrowdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Keswick St John

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


12/90 Barrow House

Private house now Youth Hostel. 1787-1796 for Joseph Pocklington, with early
C19 alterations and additions. Painted stucco walls with string course, eaves
cornice and V-jointed quoins on chamfered plinth. Hipped graduated greenslate
roof with 2 dormer windows; rendered chimney stacks. Original house, probably
of 3 or 4 bays now converted with 2 two-storeyed canted-bay windows with glazing
bars in painted stone surrounds. Flanking wings have tripartite windows with
glazing bars over tripartite doorways, that to right within a C20 enclosed
glazed porch, all in painted stone surrounds. Further 2-storey canted-bay
extension to left has sash windows with glazing bars. Joseph Pocklington
1736-1817, entered in his account book "26 March 1787, Ale at laying foundation
of the House £0.5.0; 12 Jany 1797, Quitted my Island this day and arrived safe
at Barrow after a very rough voyage." He had built an island house on
Derwentwater and retired to this house, known as Barrow Cascade House, which he
built at a cost of £1,655.3.6¾d. Became an hotel in the early C20 and a Youth
Hostel in 1931. Reverted to hotel in 1950 and finally purchased by YHA in
1961. Lower extension to left is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY2685520013

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

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