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Barrow Wife

A Grade II* Listed Building in Upper Allithwaite, Cumbria

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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

Plus Code: 9C6V734Q+76

Entry Name: Barrow Wife

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Last Amended: 23 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225720

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422221

Location: Upper Allithwaite, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

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

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SD 48 SW
(West side)
25.3.70 Barrow Wife (formerly
listed as Friends'
Meeting House, Height
with Barrow Hollin

G.V. II*

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

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