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A Grade II Listed Building in Penrith, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6499 / 54°38'59"N

Longitude: -2.7626 / 2°45'45"W

OS Eastings: 350890

OS Northings: 528575

OS Grid: NY508285

Mapcode National: GBR 9G4N.PX

Mapcode Global: WH81B.JDP5

Entry Name: Skirsgill

Listing Date: 24 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145505

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73788

Location: Dacre, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Dacre

Built-Up Area: Penrith

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dacre St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


17/67 Skirsgill


Country house. 1795 for the Whelpdale family with early C19 extension for the
Parkin family. Red sandstone ashlar walls with string courses, eaves cornice,
partly open balustraded parapet and angle pilasters carried up as chimneys, all
on chamfered plinth. Hipped graduated greenslate roof with red sandstone banded
ashlar chimney stacks. 2½ storeys, 7 bays, with flanking 2-storey, single-bay
wings. Steps up to central glazed door and fanlight within a stone porch with
panel recesses, under console-bracketed cornice and open balustraded parapet.
Venetian window over entrance and tripartite attic window. Bow-fronted flanking
bays have sash windows with glazing bars, all in plain reveals. Wings have sash
windows with glazing bars in plain reveals under open balustraded parapets.
Left return wall has pilastered bay window and sash windows similar to facade.
Right return wall has large projecting pilastered porch with round arch of
alternate voussoirs and flanking brackets; panelled double doors within. Rear
recessed 7 bays with projecting pedimented wings, between which is a covered
gallery of Ionic columns with plain frieze and modillioned cornice.

Listing NGR: NY5089028575

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