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Offices of North West Water Limited

A Grade II Listed Building in Denton Holme, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208371

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386589

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

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

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Listing Text


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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