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Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry

A Grade II Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.323 / 54°19'22"N

Longitude: -2.7448 / 2°44'41"W

OS Eastings: 351652

OS Northings: 492190

OS Grid: SD516921

Mapcode National: GBR 9L8G.K3

Mapcode Global: WH82W.TL4S

Entry Name: Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Last Amended: 30 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75415

Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

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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Listing Text

SD 5192 SE KENDAL KIRKLAND
(Off East side)

11/74 Museum of Lakeland
Life & Industry
24-4-51 (previously listed as
Outbuildings of
Abbot Hall)

G.V. II

Stables and carriage entrance to Abbot Hall, now Museum (opened 1971). Probably
c1759 by John Carr of York for Colonel George Wilson; said to be built on site
of original Hall. Limestone blocks, with quoins, on plinth; impost bands to
projecting central and end bays, dentilled cornice and blocking-course to
central bay. Hipped, graduated slate roofs; pyramidal roof, with small lantern
to central bay. Symmetrical east elevation. 7 bays overall (1:2:1:2:1):
Taller central bay set forward; semicircular-headed carriage arch, now glazed
museum entrance, with oval window above. 2 semicircular-headed windows to bays
on either side. Bay set forward to each end has 2 blind semicircular-headed
arches separated by pilaster.


Listing NGR: SD5165292188

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

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