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1-12, Lowther Village

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lowther, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145293

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74357

Location: Lowther, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Lowther

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Askham with Lowther

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 52 SW LOWTHER LOWTHER VILLAGE

12/148 Nos 1-12 consecutive
6.2.68
II*

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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