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A Grade I Listed Building in Cartmel Fell, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3319 / 54°19'54"N

Longitude: -2.9347 / 2°56'4"W

OS Eastings: 339315

OS Northings: 493324

OS Grid: SD393933

Mapcode National: GBR 7LYB.FX

Mapcode Global: WH82S.WCPZ

Plus Code: 9C6V83J8+P4

Entry Name: Broadleys

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421171

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
(west side)
3/27 Broadleys

G.V. I

House, now headquarters of Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club. 1898-1900. By
C.F.A. Voysey for A. Currer Briggs. Roughcast with stone dressings, hipped
slate roof. L-plan, west range looks west over Lake Windermere, with north
service range. One storey with attic. Dripcourse over ground floor and wide
eaves with gutters on slender curved brackets. East, entrance facade of 3 bays;
2nd bay projects under hipped roof, 3rd bay projects under gable with gabled
porch to left hand end, the right hand end cut by roof of service wing. 1st bay
has slate plaque, with lettering designed by Voysey, recording building of the
house. 2nd bay has continuous wooden mullioned glazing to 3 sides, of
6:8:1-lights, leaded glazing with rectangular quarries, to light stair. 3rd bay
has 3-light stone flat-mullioned windows to each floor, with dripcourses over;
leaded glazing. Entrance has porch on 2 wooden Tuscan columns and trellis
sides; studded door with decorative strap hinges. Large cross-axial stack.
Adjoining 4-bay south facade of service range has 4:1:4-light stone mullioned
windows. 1st floor has 3 small flat-topped roof dormers with cornices; 4th bay
has 3-light window under eaves and 3-light dormer above. Entrance to 4th bay
has hipped porch on 3 Tuscan columns, door with strap hinges and flanking
lights. South end of south range originally had loggia recessed under 1st
floor, now filled in; cornice remains, 2 C20 windows and east entrance; 1st
floor has flat-topped stone dormer with cornice and 4-light window, small hips
to eaves and gutter continued across. West facade of 3 bays has 3 bowed bay
windows of 2 storeys rising through eaves, flat-topped with cornices; that to
central bay lights hall, of 6 lights with 2 transoms, the end upper lights
smaller to fit over eaves, round window to right in stone surround. Outer bay
windows are similar, 6-light windows to both floors. Large lateral stack to
right hand end; raking angle buttress to left hand angle. North facade has
varied fenestration; stone-mullioned windows; basement at west end has
2 entrances and 4-light window. Ground floor has mostly 4-light windows; tall
narrow stair window with 2 transoms. 1st floor has flat-topped dormers with
gutters continued across; 2 roof dormers and 2 lateral stacks. East gable end
has segmental-headed coal door with dripstone, 4-light window and 3-light
dormer. Interior retains many original fittings, panelling, fireplaces, etc.
Hall has enclosed balcony on braced beam and Tuscan columns, 2 grotesque corbels
and glazing. Stair has newels continued up to ceiling, with flat cornices,
horizontal handrails and stick balusters with heart motifs, a common design
motif. Ventilation grilles with bird and bush design. Original window
catches. One of Voysey's finest houses and one of the most important of its
date in Europe.

Listing NGR: SD3931593324

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