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Romney Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ormsgill, Cumbria

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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

Plus Code: 9C6R4QMC+RR

Entry Name: Romney Cottage

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218620

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388551

Location: Ormsgill, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

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

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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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