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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

A Grade I Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.323 / 54°19'22"N

Longitude: -2.7439 / 2°44'38"W

OS Eastings: 351709

OS Northings: 492188

OS Grid: SD517921

Mapcode National: GBR 9L8G.R3

Mapcode Global: WH82W.TLKS

Plus Code: 9C6V87F4+5C

Entry Name: Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Last Amended: 30 January 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75416

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 Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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(Off East side)

11/75 Abbot Hall Art
Gallery (previously
24-4-51 listed as Abbot Hall)

G.V. I

Hall, now Art Gallery. 1759, almost certainly by John Carr of York, for Colonel
George Wilson. Coursed, squared rubble with quoins on plinth. Band between
ground floor and cellars; modillioned eaves cornice with parapet. Main roofs
not visible. Mostly 2 storeys with cellars. Symmetrical east elevation, 7 bays
overall. Curved stone steps (with spiral curtails to C20 wrought-iron
handrails) up to central part-glazed door and interlaced fanlight, with small
window to either side, in architrave with projecting keystone and moulded
imposts; sash, in architrave with splayed feet on bracketed sill, above.
Full-height canted bay window, with sashes, to either side; latticework grilles
to cellar. Lower bay set back on either side of central block has Venetian
ground floor window; sill band to tripartite sash above. Single-storey
gabled bay adjoining each end of main building has 2 semicircular-headed sashes
in recesses with blocked oval opening in open pediment above (part-glazed door
replaces one sash in left-hand end bay). All sashes with glazing bars in stone
surrounds. Decorative rainwater heads to rear. Interior: Entrance hall
divided by 2 Roman Doric columns, with responds. Decorative plaster cornices to
ground floor. Main ground floor front rooms have plaster frames to walls, and
corniced fireplaces, with applied Baroque foliate decoration. Main stair to
rear left is curved at top and bottom with spiral curtail; cut string with
turned balusters and moulded handrail. Panelled doors (some in pedimented
doorcases) and shutters throughout.

Listing NGR: SD5170992188

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