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127, 129 and 131, Duke Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1137 / 54°6'49"N

Longitude: -3.2317 / 3°13'54"W

OS Eastings: 319579

OS Northings: 469346

OS Grid: SD195693

Mapcode National: GBR 5NWW.43

Mapcode Global: WH72H.BVBR

Entry Name: 127, 129 and 131, Duke Street

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Last Amended: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197854

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388455

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


708-1/12/56 (South West side)
06/05/76 Nos.127, 129 AND 131
(Formerly Listed as:
(South West side)
Nos.121-131 (Odd))


Shops with offices over. c1873. By Paley and Austin (plans).
Red brick with ashlar sandstone dressings, graduated slate
3 storeys and attic; 4 bays with groups of 3:2:2:3 windows to
1st floor. Symmetrical about obtuse-angled corner site facing
Ramsden Square and Abbey Road. Doorway to each end, 1 office
front and 3 shop fronts all set between channel-rusticated,
ashlar pilasters with carved capitals. 1st floor: full-width
balcony with decorative iron balustrade; brick pilasters
between bays. Round-headed plain sashes; central openings of
outer bays have glazed doorways; impost string course to
archivolts with carved keystones.
2nd floor: continuous, moulded sill band to groups of 4:2:2:4
sashes linked by impost string course; semi-octagonal columns
applied to brick mullions; wider brick king mullions to the
outer bays; ashlar panels beneath raised, segmental archivolts
with carved keystones. String course and corbel table beneath
eaves cornice. Pierced parapet with ashlar dies over each bay
division. The parapet broken by square-headed dormers with
brackets to triangular pediments with ball finials; each outer
bay has 2 dormers; bay 3 dormer has smaller pediment raised
over sunken panel. Mansard roof with coped parapet to right
gable and 2 brick ridge stacks, that to left taller and with
decorative panelling.
Plans survive and are dated 1873. Forms part of planned scheme
around Ramsden Square, the focal point of Barrow in Furness
town centre.
(Building Plans Register: 1873-: 400).

Listing NGR: SD1957969346

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