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Barracks House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bowness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9339 / 54°56'2"N

Longitude: -3.1673 / 3°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 325303

OS Northings: 560540

OS Grid: NY253605

Mapcode National: GBR 6CBD.23

Mapcode Global: WH6YN.B70X

Plus Code: 9C6RWRMM+H3

Entry Name: Barracks House

Listing Date: 8 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71909

Location: Bowness, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Bowness

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Bowness-on-Solway St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Fortified house. Early or mid C16 with C18 and C20 alterations. Walls a metre
thick of red and yellow coursed sandstone (from the nearby Roman Wall); C20 tile
roof with coped gables and kneelers, gables raised in height incorporating 1760s
datestone with initials T.M.; C20 brick chimney stack. 2 storeys, 3 bays. C20
door in C18 opening. Original slit vents at 2 levels now blocked; water outlet
at first floor level to left of entrance. C20 windows in C20 openings. End
wall left, has original blocked attic window. Rear wall had C16 ground floor
entrance with drawbar tunnel, now enlarged and the lintel used as a mantelpiece
inside. Blocked C18 entrance and windows. C20 windows in C20 openings.
Interior has remains of stone spiral staircase in the thickness of the wall
left. Photographic record of the building before alteration in the RCHM files.
Although very much altered this is an extremely rare building in this area,
there being only one other example at Brackenrigg, south of Bowness. Cobble
extension to left is of no interest.

Listing NGR: NY2530360540

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