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Park House Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newbarns, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1293 / 54°7'45"N

Longitude: -3.1895 / 3°11'22"W

OS Eastings: 322366

OS Northings: 471038

OS Grid: SD223710

Mapcode National: GBR 6N5P.8J

Mapcode Global: WH72H.ZGBR

Plus Code: 9C6R4RH6+P5

Entry Name: Park House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 November 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388556

ID on this website: 101197851

Location: Newton, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA13

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Newbarns

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow in Furness St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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708-1/4/105 (West side (off))
10/11/49 Park House Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Probably C16 origin rebuilt C17 and with C19
additions. Red ashlar sandstone, graduated slate roof.
L-shaped plan. 2 storeys and attic, 4 windows to 1st floor;
2-storey wing to rear left.
Stone porch to left of centre with chamfered round arch,
plaque dated 1831 and ashlar gable copings; part-glazed door
within has chamfered segmentally-arched head and hoodmould. To
each side are 4-light double-chamfered mullioned windows with
plain casements, king mullions and hoodmoulds; small
single-light window to right. 1st floor: similar windows of 3,
3, 3 and 2 lights, the right-hand pair set higher. Massive
external end stack to right gable; small external stack to
left end.
Rear: 4-light window (as front) on left of tall 2-light window
(altered); external stack in angle has offsets and later brick
shaft; 3-light mullioned windows to 1st floor. Reused medieval
gargoyle in rear wall of wing. Left return: wing has early C19
mullioned windows of 3 lights to ground floor and 2, 3 and 1
lights above.
INTERIOR: front door leads to cross-passage with service room
to left having 2 doorways (1 blocked). Hall on right has large
sidewall fireplace, its chamfered, segmental arch with joggled
voussoirs. Room to rear right with C17 panelling and door.
Rear wing has a chamfered side-wall fireplace to kitchen, and
a crown post truss cut off below the springing of the struts.
Stone spiral staircase to 1st floor. Plank-and-muntin
panelling divides right-hand 2 rooms. Oak, solid-tread stair
to attic; 6 principal-rafter trusses with curved struts,
collars and 2 curved wind braces.
The survival of some internal features and the adherence to
the medieval plan of hall, cross-passage and service room
suggests an early date. Close proximity to the ruins of
Furness Abbey would have allowed rebuilding in stone before
this became the norm.

Listing NGR: SD2236671038

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