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Marsh Grange marsh Grange Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Askam and Ireleth, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2072 / 54°12'26"N

Longitude: -3.196 / 3°11'45"W

OS Eastings: 322090

OS Northings: 479715

OS Grid: SD220797

Mapcode National: GBR 6M3S.WL

Mapcode Global: WH723.WJ80

Entry Name: Marsh Grange marsh Grange Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 February 1950

Last Amended: 20 December 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388619

Location: Askam and Ireleth, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA17

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Civil Parish: Askam and Ireleth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dalton-in-Furness St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


708-1/1/223 (West side (off))
25/02/50 Marsh Grange and Marsh Grange
(Formerly Listed as:
Marsh Grange)
(Formerly Listed as:
Cottage in rear wing, Marsh Grange)


Large farmhouse now 2 dwellings. Late C17 with early C17 rear
wing altered C19. Cement-rendered over stone rubble, graduated
slate roofs. Irregular plan: formal front of 2 storeys and
attic and 5 bays; L-shaped rear wing of 2 storeys having 3
windows to 1st floor on south side and various additions to
Front (Marsh Grange): plinth; central part-glazed door in
bolection-moulded architrave flanked by pilasters; pulvinated
frieze with keystone, cornice. 2 double-chamfered
cross-windows to each side and 5 to 1st floor (bays 2 and 4
blind). End stacks with twin, square flues on shared plinths;
right stack is corniced. To rear of ridge is a large stack
having 4 diagonally-set flues.
Left return (Marsh Grange Farmhouse): part-glazed boarded
door; three 4-pane sashes to each floor. Corbelled end stack
on left has slate tabling and 2 diagonally-set flues. End
stack on right at junction with front range has massive base
to 4 flues (as seen from front). Wing to Marsh Grange
Farmhouse had end stack with 2 diagonally-set flues.
INTERIOR: Marsh Grange has no exposed features of particular
note. Marsh Grange Farmhouse exhibits many traditional
features: former kitchen with large blocked fireplace beneath
wooden lintel; slate flooring and benches; large slate table
in pantry. Present kitchen has bressumer beam. Spiral stair
near which are 2 blocked, wooden-mullioned windows (now
beneath outshut roofline). Much original fabric to 1st floor
particularly the plank and muntin room divisions.
An ancient site developed as a monastic grange by Furness
Abbey; belonged to Sir Hugh Askew after the dissolution.
Birthplace of Margaret Askew who married Judge Thomas Fell of
Swarthmoor in 1632 and George Fox, founder of the Quaker
movement, in 1669 (Walton).
Marsh Grange Farmhouse was listed 6.5.76.
(Walton J E: A History of Dalton in Furness: Chichester,
Sussex: 1984-: 122).

Listing NGR: SD2209079715

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