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Latitude: 54.8812 / 54°52'52"N
Longitude: -2.9419 / 2°56'30"W
OS Eastings: 339665
OS Northings: 554459
OS Grid: NY396544
Mapcode National: GBR 7DW0.W0
Mapcode Global: WH802.SK8T
Entry Name: Offices of North West Water Limited
Listing Date: 13 November 1972
Last Amended: 11 April 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1208371
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386589
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2
Electoral Ward/Division: Denton Holme
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Carlisle
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Carlisle St James
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY3954 HOLME HEAD
671-1/15/177 Offices of North West Water Ltd
(Formerly Listed as:
Office block at Holme Head Works)
Office block for factory, now water company offices. Mid C19
with extensive alterations and additions in 1899, by Henry
Higginson, with further early C20 alterations. Snecked red
sandstone with flush ashlar quoins and stone-bracketed metal
gutter. Hipped slate roof with C20 metal vents. Originally
single storey over basement, 9 bays; increased by extra storey
in 1899. With 3 bays added at right.
Pilastered sandstone porch, reached by flanking flights of
stone steps with patterned cast-iron railings, was central to
original build. Inscription on porch says FERGUSON BROTHERS
LIMITED REGISTERED OFFICE. Sash windows, some with glazing
bars on the lower floor, all in stone surrounds. INTERIOR not
Illustration of 1854 in Centenary : Ferguson Brothers,
Carlisle 1824-1924, shows the office as built. Plans for the
alterations approved 9 June 1899 are in Cumbria County Record
Office, Ca/E4/13177. A postcard of c1905 shows the 2-storey,
9-bay building. Further office extensions to left are not of
(Centenary: Ferguson Brothers, Carlisle 1824-1924: P.40).
Listing NGR: NY3966554459
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