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Latitude: 54.2556 / 54°15'20"N
Longitude: -2.912 / 2°54'43"W
OS Eastings: 340682
OS Northings: 484824
OS Grid: SD406848
Mapcode National: GBR 8M37.C7
Mapcode Global: WH836.79LD
Entry Name: Barrow Wife
Listing Date: 25 March 1970
Last Amended: 23 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225720
English Heritage Legacy ID: 422221
Location: Upper Allithwaite, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11
Civil Parish: Upper Allithwaite
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Cartmel Fell St Anthony
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
UPPER ALLITHWAITE HEIGHT ROAD
SD 48 SW
25.3.70 Barrow Wife (formerly
listed as Friends'
Meeting House, Height
with Barrow Hollin
Friends' meeting house, now house. Datestone reads: 'LN/ANNO/DOMINI/1677'.
Stone rubble with slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays, the 3rd bay with large
2-storey gabled porch. 1st 2 bays have large windows with small-paned
casements, replacing sashes inserted in 1772; 3rd bay has small round-headed
window to 1st floor; 4th bay has windows with small-paned fixed glazing that to
1st floor with opening light. Round arch to porch has datestone above;
wide-boarded door with latch and strap hinges. Gable-end stack. Left return
has C20 inserted window. Rear has later outbuilding under catslide roof.
Interior has C17 bolection-moulded panelling to right of entrance, the upper
panels hinged, formerly the gallery to the meeting house. Balcony over
entrance. Stair has turned balusters. Later panelling now on gable-end wall.
Some 2-panelled doors. Room under gallery has panelling, and bench with
inscription: 'HBM 1714'; spice cupboard with door. High front garden wall has
entrance in porch with gabled roof. A rare early example of a Friends' Meeting
House, very few being built before the Act of Toleration of 1689.
Listing NGR: SD4068284824
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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