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Greta House

A Grade I Listed Building in Keswick, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6039 / 54°36'14"N

Longitude: -3.139 / 3°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 326522

OS Northings: 523789

OS Grid: NY265237

Mapcode National: GBR 6HJ6.6D

Mapcode Global: WH706.RJFX

Entry Name: Greta House

Listing Date: 2 October 1951

Last Amended: 27 May 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71788

Location: Keswick, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA12

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Keswick

Built-Up Area: Keswick

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Crosthwaite St Kentigern

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

KESWICK MAIN STREET
1.
5161 (East Side)
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Greta House
(formerly, listed as
Greta Hall)
NY 2623 1/34 2.10.51.
I

2.
Now part of Keswick Grammar School. Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived here 1800-1803.
Robert Southey lived here 1803-43. The house is late C18. Front 3 storeys,
with quoins and plinth, centre flush-panelled double doors (Gothic top panels
glazed with net tracery), Ionic doorcase with fluted 3/4 columns, frieze, cornice
and dentilled pediment. 3 sash windows on each floor (2 to left and 1 to right
on ground floor, other storeys symmetrical), all 12-paned, in stone architraves.
Large segmental 2-storeyed bow on right hand return side, otherwise 3 storeys
with a Venetian window. Left hand return side has a similar Venetian window
and a half-bow. Interior has good carved oak fireplace dated 1684 in "Southey's
parlour", flag floors and old ovens in kitchens, and main windows with fluted
interior wood cases. Simple wood staircase.


Listing NGR: NY2652223789

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

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