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80 and 80a, Highgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3259 / 54°19'33"N

Longitude: -2.7478 / 2°44'51"W

OS Eastings: 351464

OS Northings: 492517

OS Grid: SD514925

Mapcode National: GBR 9L7F.X1

Mapcode Global: WH82W.RJQJ

Plus Code: 9C6V87G2+9V

Entry Name: 80 and 80a, Highgate

Listing Date: 24 April 1957

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137865

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75398

Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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7/57 Nos 80 & 80A



Gatehouse to Hospital. 1659 date on (mid C19?) copy of panel, in frame over
central passage arch, is incorrect; late C17 drawing (by Machel) shows date was
1663. Initials T.S., for Thomas Sandes (dealer in Kendal cottons and mayor
1647-48), were on the original but a K (for Katherine, his wife) has been added
and the coat of arms (combining those of Sandes with the Shearman dyers') is an
embellishment. Wet-dashed rubble; eaves cornice to taller, central block.
Graduated slate roofs; rendered mid and end chimneys. Symmetrical: 2 storeys,
5 bays (1:3:1). Central block has wide, semicircular-headed passage arch with
single window to either side and 3 above; the wings have a single window to each
floor. Ground floor windows are 3-light and 1st floor 4-light; all
wood-mullioned with square-leaded panes. Plank door to either side in passage;
on north side is an iron-lidded alms box, initialled T.S., set in a niche with 2
inscriptions above: REMEMBER THE POORE (sic) in low relief (C17) and Remember
the Poor Widows, carved in Roman lettering (C18?). Interior not inspected;
R.C.H.M. (1936) reports initialled and dated decorative plaster panel (T. &
K.S. 1661), part of scrollwork frieze, and some original panelling to 1st floor.

Listing NGR: SD5146492517

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