History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Sloop Street Tenements

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barrow Island, Cumbria

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 54.1024 / 54°6'8"N

Longitude: -3.2308 / 3°13'50"W

OS Eastings: 319614

OS Northings: 468095

OS Grid: SD196680

Mapcode National: GBR 5PW0.B4

Mapcode Global: WH72P.B4RT

Entry Name: Sloop Street Tenements

Listing Date: 20 December 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201084

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388600

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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


SD1968 SLOOP STREET, Barrow Island
708-1/13/136 (South side)
Nos.1-13 (Consecutive) Sloop Street


Tenement block facing Ramsden Dock Road. 1881-84. By Paley and
Austin of Lancaster (plan). Main contractors Smith and Caird
of Dundee (Trescatheric). Red brick with graduated slate
4 storeys, 3:23:3 bays; symmetrical. Slightly recessed centre
has alternate paired and single windows and a group of single
windows in middle; 4/2-pane sashes. Chamfered plinth. Centre:
ground-floor windows have flush sills and triple-header
segmental arches; 1st-floor windows with projecting sills.
Dichromatic band below 2nd floor; from it rise a total of 6
pilaster strips; windows interrupt a moulded string course.
String course and terracotta corbel table to cast-iron ogee
gutter. 3rd floor treated as an attic storey with hipped-roof
dormers within a mansard roof; plain ridge stacks on the party
End pavilions rise 4 full storeys, the upper floors set higher
than the central block. Each has round-arched opening to
central staircase; tripartite landing openings with iron
balustrades and corbelled segmental arches. Paired windows to
each side except the outer bay on ground floor which has shop
window with segmental arch and dripmould; 2nd-floor windows
cut a moulded string course; dichromatic band below 3rd-floor
windows. Eaves as centre block but broken by canopy formed by
catslide roof on 4 curved brackets; hipped roof with corbelled
end stack.
Rear (facing Sloop Street): 4 full storeys throughout. 11
staircases each with half-landing balconies and iron railings
under round arch. Utility wings with casements in formerly
unglazed openings; hipped roofs. Pavilion returns each have
shop door flanked by segmentally-arched shop windows under
linked hoodmoulds.
Part of outstanding tenement block development built to house
workers of the Barrow Iron Shipbuilding Co. One of 2 identical
blocks that flank a group of 4 simpler ranges set to rear of
the sandstone Devonshire Buildings, Michaelson Road (qv) (see
also Barque Street, Brig Street, Schooner Street, Ship Street
and Steamer Street). 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: SD1961468095

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

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.