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Latitude: 54.6059 / 54°36'21"N
Longitude: -2.7207 / 2°43'14"W
OS Eastings: 353544
OS Northings: 523654
OS Grid: NY535236
Mapcode National: GBR 9HF5.SP
Mapcode Global: WH81K.5HPD
Entry Name: 1-12, Lowther Village
Listing Date: 6 February 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1145293
English Heritage Legacy ID: 74357
Location: Lowther, Eden, Cumbria, CA10
Civil Parish: Lowther
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Askham with Lowther
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 52 SW LOWTHER LOWTHER VILLAGE
12/148 Nos 1-12 consecutive
12 houses. 1766-73 by Robert Adam, as estate houses for Sir James Lowther, part
of a model village which was never completed. Mixed sandstone rubble walls with
string courses and eaves cornices. Hipped graduated greenslate roofs with
banded cement-rendered chimney stacks. Built in open courtyard plan with
"palace" facades on 3 sides of a square. Closing the courtyard at one end is a
2-storey, 7-bay house. The longer sides have similar central houses, at either
side of which are 2-storey, 3-bay houses flanked by single-storey, 2-bay wings,
all joined in a continuous row. Each central house has recessed 3-bay centre
and flanking gabled wings. Central plank doors in plain openings with sandstone
lintels; wings have off-centre doors. Regularly-spaced C20 casement windows
with glazing bars, in plain reveals with red sandstone lintels and sills.
Originally divided into 16 houses but altered with HBC grant in 1965. See
Ancient Monuments Society's Transactions, 14, pp.57-73, R.W. Brunskill, Lowther
Village and Robert Adam.
Listing NGR: NY5354423654
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