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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
Entry Name: Barracks House
Listing Date: 8 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1144628
English Heritage Legacy ID: 71909
Location: Bowness, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7
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
NY 26 SE BOWNESS Glasson
3/31 Barracks House
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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