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Stanwix House

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386687

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

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

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Listing Text


671-1/4/96 (South side)
13/11/72 Stanwix House
(Formerly Listed as:
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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