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Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry

A Grade II Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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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

Plus Code: 9C6V87F4+53

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

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

(Off East side)

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


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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