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Moor Crag

A Grade I Listed Building in Cartmel Fell, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3243 / 54°19'27"N

Longitude: -2.9366 / 2°56'11"W

OS Eastings: 339178

OS Northings: 492481

OS Grid: SD391924

Mapcode National: GBR 7LYF.0M

Mapcode Global: WH82S.VKSS

Plus Code: 9C6V83F7+P8

Entry Name: Moor Crag

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224960

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421170

Location: Cartmel Fell, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA23

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Cartmel Fell

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Cartmel Fell St Anthony

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD 39 SE
(East side)
3/26 Moor Crag

House, now with flat to west end. 1898-1900. By C.F.A. Voysey. Roughcast with
slate dressings and hipped slate roof. North facade of 2 storeys and
7 irregular bays, the end bay is of one storey. 1st and 6th bays under gables,
that to 6th bay is swept down over 7th bay, emphasising the slope of the
ground. Dripcourse over ground floor windows of 6th and 7th bay and over 1st
floor windows of 1st and 6th bays; gables have 3 slots under dripstone. Wide
eaves and moulded bargeboards. Raking buttress to left of 6th bay. Windows
have flat slate dressings and mullions; leaded glazing with rectangular
quarries; 1st bay of ground floor has canted bay window of 2+2+2 lights with
cornice and flat lead-clad roof extended over verandah to right, which has
timber posts on slate-coped walls and 4 steps. Single light and 2-light window
flank entrance, with half-glazed door; single light to right of verandah. 6th
bay has 3+3-light window; single light to 7th bay. 1st floor has 4-light window
to 1st bay; 2-light window with single lights to left and right; 3 cross-mullion
windows, 2 are paired; full light to right of buttress has transom; 6th bay has
single light and 3-light window. Lead downpipes have scrolled clasping
supports. Bootscraper by steps has tall handle. South facade of 5 bays, the
1st 2 bays gabled with roof swept down to left, the 5th bay gabled, the 3rd bay
a 2-storey canted bay window with top cornice and later slate-hung apron. Roof
of 4th bay swept down over verandah with trellis supports and extends to right
over canted bay window. Dripcourses over windows to 1st, 2nd and 5th bays. 1st
2 bays have 3-light windows; canted bays have 2+2+2-light windows, that to 3rd
bay with half-glazed door to right return; 4th bay has 4-light window with round
window to left, and 3-light flat-topped roof dormer with cornice; 5th bay has
4-light window to 1st floor. Entrance to left hand end. Large stack to roof
slope has typical Voysey tall pots. Gutter downpipe to left of 3rd bay. West
facade dominated by roof slope; 2 single lights flank round arch with recessed
door with strap hinges, similar door to entrance to right; triangular dormer
over arch and 3-light dormer higher up to left, large stack with tall pots at
top of slope. East facade has projecting lateral stack with tall pots in gabled
projection, flanking 2-light windows. Interior not inspected but said to have
original fittings: panelling, stair, fireplaces, etc. Moor Crag is one of
Voysey's finest houses and one of the most important of its date in Europe.

Listing NGR: SD3917892481

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