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Offices of North West Water Ltd (Former Factory)

A Grade II Listed Building in Denton Holme, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8813 / 54°52'52"N

Longitude: -2.9413 / 2°56'28"W

OS Eastings: 339704

OS Northings: 554469

OS Grid: NY397544

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXZ.0Z

Mapcode Global: WH802.SKKR

Entry Name: Offices of North West Water Ltd (Former Factory)

Listing Date: 13 November 1972

Last Amended: 11 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386590

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Denton Holme

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


671-1/15/180 Offices of North West Water Ltd
13/11/72 (former factory)
(Formerly Listed as:
Weaving shed on river bank at Holme
Head Works)


Former cotton factory, including beetling and dampening rooms,
now water company offices. 1850s; repaired 1864, further late
C19 and early C20 additions, for Ferguson Brothers. English
garden wall bond brickwork on chamfered plinth (all dressings
of red sandstone) and stone-bracketed metal gutter. Hipped
double-span slate roof with extensive skylights.
Original building was 2 storeys, 9 bays, increased to 13 bays
and an extra storey added in 2 phases. Main facade faces the
river; regularly-spaced casement windows with glazing bars,
the ground-floor windows boarded over, each with a sandstone
sill within brick reveals and with flat brick arches. One of
the top windows has a round vent. Projecting from lower storey
polished granite drinking fountain dated 1870 (now damaged).
Similar 5-bay returns. INTERIOR not inspected.
This building does not appear on drawing of the factory c1854,
but was there in 1863 when it was damaged by floods; plans for
its repair are in Cumbria County Record Office, Ca/E4/880 and
5908. The fountain date may signify the extension to 13 bays
and the different coloured brickwork shows that the upper
storey was added after the extension; photographs show that
the right 6 bays were raised before 1907 and the left 7 bays
were raised by 1920.

Listing NGR: NY3970454469

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

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