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Barque Street Tenements

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow Island, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1032 / 54°6'11"N

Longitude: -3.2308 / 3°13'50"W

OS Eastings: 319620

OS Northings: 468173

OS Grid: SD196681

Mapcode National: GBR 5NWZ.BW

Mapcode Global: WH72P.B4S9

Entry Name: Barque Street Tenements

Listing Date: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388402

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


SD1968 BARQUE STREET, Barrow Island
708-1/13/30 (West side)
Nos.1-9 (Consecutive)
Barque Street Tenements


Tenement block. 1881-84. By Paley and Austin of Lancaster
(plan); main contractors Smith and Caird of Dundee
(Trescatheric). Red brick with graduated slate roofs.
4 storeys, 2:14:2 bays; near symmetrical; slightly-recessed
centre. Alternate paired and single windows; 4/2-pane sashes.
Ground floor: chamfered plinth; windows have flush sills and
triple-header segmental arches. 1st floor: similar but with
projecting sills. Patterned brick band below 2nd floor of
centre and 3rd floor of outer bays; 2nd floor windows
interrupt a moulded string course. 3rd floor of centre is
treated as an attic storey with hipped-roof dormers within a
mansard roof; end bays rise 4 full storeys and have hipped
roofs. String course and terracotta corbel table to cast-iron
ogee gutters. Projecting lateral stacks to each return; plain
ridge stacks on the party walls.
Rear (facing Barque Street): 4 full storeys to whole range. 9
staircases with half-landing balconies, iron railings and
round arch over. Utility wings with casements in formerly
unglazed apertures; hipped roofs.
Part of outstanding tenement-block development built to house
workers of the Barrow Iron Shipbuilding Co. One of 4 identical
blocks set to rear of the sandstone Devonshire Buildings,
Michaelson Rd (qv); (see also Brig Street, Schooner Street,
Ship Street). The site is flanked by more elaborate brick
tenements that back onto Sloop Street and Steamer Street (qv).
Well-preserved example of a building type rare in England.
(Building Plans Register: 1881-: 1435; Trescatheric B: How
Barrow was Built: Barrow in Furness: 1985-: 26-27).

Listing NGR: SD1962068173

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