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Burlington House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow Island, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1052 / 54°6'18"N

Longitude: -3.2302 / 3°13'48"W

OS Eastings: 319662

OS Northings: 468400

OS Grid: SD196684

Mapcode National: GBR 5NWZ.G4

Mapcode Global: WH72P.C21Q

Entry Name: Burlington House

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Last Amended: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388457

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Barrow Island

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


708-1/13/58 (South West side)
06/05/76 Burlington House
(Formerly Listed as:
(South West side)
County Court, and former Post Office)


Post office now offices (entered from Burlington Street).
c1890 and early C20. Red brick with ashlar sandstone
dressings, graduated slate roofs.
2 storeys, 2:3:2 bays; symmetrical facade about corner site.
Early C20 addition facing Michaelson Road has 10 windows to
1st floor. Corner range: plinth; curved centre between taller
end pavilions. Left end: door with moulded surround and 2-pane
overlight on left of ovolo-moulded cross-window; cornices;
continuous 1st-floor sill band to 2 similar cross-windows;
frieze of moulded terracotta tiles at eaves. Right end similar
but without the doorway.
Centre has a pair of recessed, round-arched windows to each
bay; impost string curse and linked hoodmoulds. Over each pair
is a square-headed window in corbelled panel rising as a
gabled dormer with gablet kneelers, ashlar copings and ball
finials; small 4-pane sashes flank the centre window. String
course beneath moulded eaves. End pavilions have hipped roofs
with lead finials; end stack on left has gablets on offsets,
string course and cornice.
Early C20 addition: infilled segmental archway on left has
double keystone which breaks a modillioned cornice; similar
arch to far right has 3 (original?) windows beneath. In recess
between the arches are 4 large windows then a 5th window
flanked by doorways with ashlar surrounds and lintels marked
'STAFF ENTRANCE' and 'POST OFFICE'; continuous 1st-floor sill
band to cross windows, alternate windows within the central
recess are treated as the c1890 dormers.

Listing NGR: SD1966268400

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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