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Abbey House Hotel

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

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Latitude: 54.1387 / 54°8'19"N

Longitude: -3.2002 / 3°12'0"W

OS Eastings: 321688

OS Northings: 472095

OS Grid: SD216720

Mapcode National: GBR 6N2L.Z4

Mapcode Global: WH72H.T79J

Entry Name: Abbey House Hotel

Listing Date: 10 November 1949

Last Amended: 20 December 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388380

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Roosecote

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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Listing Text


708-1/4/11 (South East side)
10/11/49 Abbey House Hotel
(Formerly Listed as:
Abbey House)


Mansion. 1910-1914. By Edwin Lutyens. For Vickers Ltd.
Irregularly coursed red ashlar standstone, graduated slate
3 storeys in H-plan extended by 2-storey cross-wings.
Elizabethan style; symmetrical. Recessed, chamfered mullioned
windows with leaded lights in metal casements; parapets with
copings formed from topmost wallstones; cast-iron rainwater
goods with square down-pipes and decorative hoppers. Central
entrance in semi-octagonal projection with double-chamfered
plinth and double door in round arch; oversailing course steps
over panel with date 'A.D. 1914' and cartouche bearing Vickers
arms. 2-light windows to 2nd floor.
Main range to each side has two 2-light windows and
cross-window to ground floor; 3 first-floor windows each
having king mullion and 4 round-arched lights; paired
cross-windows to 2nd floor. Front wings have canted 3-storey
bay windows of 1:4:1 lights with transoms; 1st floor lit from
side by round-headed mullioned windows. Main range continues
beyond these wings and has round-arched doors flanked by
2-light windows; upper floor windows as before. Crosswings at
each end of main range have gables set behind their parapets.
Main-range parapet has corner chimneys each with moulded
plinth and caps to 5 linked octagonal flues; similar 3-flue
stacks to outer returns of the front wings and 4-flue ridge
stacks to each side of centre.
Rear: central recess with canted bay-window lighting the Great
Hall. Wings to each side have canted bay windows to their ends
and outer returns; to inner returns are projecting stacks,
each with 4 flues above the parapet. The 2-storey cross-wings
also end in canted bay windows.
INTERIOR not fully inspected: ashlar-lined vestibule with
pilasters and half-columns. Great Hall: oak panelling and
staircase; bolection-moulded fireplace with tiled fireback;
coffered ceiling. Restaurant in rear right wing has marble
fireplace with wreath over; saucer-dome ceiling.

Listing NGR: SD2168672111

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

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