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Latitude: 54.1345 / 54°8'4"N
Longitude: -3.228 / 3°13'40"W
OS Eastings: 319864
OS Northings: 471658
OS Grid: SD198716
Mapcode National: GBR 5NWM.YN
Mapcode Global: WH72H.DB3R
Entry Name: Romney Cottage
Listing Date: 6 May 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1218620
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388551
Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14
Electoral Ward/Division: Ormsgill
Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
BARROW IN FURNESS
SD17SE ORMSGILL LANE
708-1/3/100 (South side)
06/05/76 Romney Cottage
Cottage. Early-mid C18. Roughcast stone, graduated slate roof.
2 storeys, 3 windows to 1st floor. C20 part-glazed door
flanked on each floor to left by small sashes with glazing
bars and to right by 8-pane sashes (ground-floor right sash
altered). Small 4-pane sash above door. Ashlar gable copings,
roughcast end stacks. INTERIOR: lounge has beamed ceiling and
fireplace with corbelled oak lintel on ashlar jambs. Formerly
known as High Cocken, the home of George Romney from 1742-1755
(Trascatheric & Barker). George Romney was born at Beckside,
Dalton in Furness on 15th December 1734 and became 3rd of the
fashionable portrait painters in the time of Reynolds and
Gainsborough. A restored gravestone to him is situated at
Dalton, Church of St Mary (qv). Adjoining garages and dwelling
known as Romney Hall not of special interest.
(Trescatheric B: Barrow in Furness in Old Picture Postcards:
Netherlands: 1982-: PL 112; Waterhouse E: The Dictionary of
British C18 Painters in Oils and Crayons: 1981-: 317-318).
Listing NGR: SD1986471658
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