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Latitude: 54.9052 / 54°54'18"N
Longitude: -2.9345 / 2°56'4"W
OS Eastings: 340175
OS Northings: 557116
OS Grid: NY401571
Mapcode National: GBR 7CYQ.GF
Mapcode Global: WH7ZW.WZS0
Entry Name: Stanwix House
Listing Date: 13 November 1972
Last Amended: 11 April 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196968
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386687
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3
Electoral Ward/Division: Stanwix Urban
Built-Up Area: Carlisle
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Carlisle Stanwix St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY4057SW CHURCH STREET, Stanwix
671-1/4/96 (South side)
13/11/72 Stanwix House
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH STREET, Stanwix
Stanwix House (Old People's Home))
House, now part of college. Early C19 for Richard Lowry,
attorney. Flemish bond brickwork with light headers, on
chamfered plinth (dressings of calciferous sandstone partly
painted) with V-jointed quoins and sill band. Hipped graduated
greenslate roof; rear C20 tiles; gable brick chimney stacks.
2 storeys, 5 symmetrical bays of double span; with central
passage; lower 3-bay right extension. Central panelled door
and radial fanlight in prostyle Doric porch. Flanking wooden
canted bay windows with glazing bars are an insertion. Sash
windows above with glazing bars in brick reveals and flat
brick arches. Extension was probably for servants or stables,
now with glazed doors and sash windows. Further stair
projection on right return is a C20 addition.
INTERIOR: panelled doors in fluted architraves; moulded
plaster ceiling cornices; pilastered alcove in principal
ground floor room. Hall has fluted pilaster arches with
panelled soffits. Left stair has simple squared balusters and
moulded mahogany handrail. Some fireplaces have fluted
surrounds; some panelled shutters.
Details of brickwork suggests the rear span is contemporary
with the front. Previous list description suggests a date of
c1794 but there is no evidence to substantiate this. Built on
the site of Stanwix Roman Fort. The original entrance to the
drive is on Brampton Road, and the house faces onto that road,
but now entered from Church Street.
Listing NGR: NY4017557116
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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