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Castle Dairy

A Grade I Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3309 / 54°19'51"N

Longitude: -2.7406 / 2°44'26"W

OS Eastings: 351935

OS Northings: 493066

OS Grid: SD519930

Mapcode National: GBR 9L9C.G8

Mapcode Global: WH82W.WD4Q

Plus Code: 9C6V87J5+9Q

Entry Name: Castle Dairy

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75521

Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal St George

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Farmhouse; the name implies an association with Kendal Castle but 'Dairy' may be
a corruption of 'Dowry'. Now a restaurant. Probably C14; extensively
remodelled c1560 for Anthony Garnett (numerous dated features have survived).
Later additions and alterations. Coursed rubble with quoins. Graduated
stone-flag roofs; stone chimneys (corbelled to west wing and projecting to east
wing). Central Hall with 2-storey cross-wing to either end. For detailed
description (including exceptionally well-preserved interior) see R.C.H.M.
Westmorland (1936), with the following amendments: multi-light windows, to Hall
front and to west wing lst floor, were renewed in 1983/4 (all in facsimile
except for heads carved on label-stops to Hall window). On the interior, 2 more
original doorways (with pointed heads) have been opened up on the left-hand side
of the cross-passage; the ground floor, east wing, fireplace and some of the
original windows have also been unblocked. The extension to the rear of the
west wing has been demolished.

Listing NGR: SD5193593066

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