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Finsthwaite House

A Grade II Listed Building in Colton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2761 / 54°16'34"N

Longitude: -2.9785 / 2°58'42"W

OS Eastings: 336384

OS Northings: 487164

OS Grid: SD363871

Mapcode National: GBR 7LMZ.ZW

Mapcode Global: WH82Z.6SY6

Plus Code: 9C6V72GC+FJ

Entry Name: Finsthwaite House

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421442

Location: Colton, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Colton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Finsthwaite St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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7/43 Finsthwaite House

House. Late C17 or early C18 with alterations and front range of 1790. Stone
rubble with dressed stone dressings and slate M-shaped roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays;
the central bay breaks forward. Top cornice and parapet; quoins. Windows have
dressed surrounds with incised numbers and some long stones, indicating
originally roughcast; central 1st floor window has frieze and consoled cornice,
all are sashed with glazing bars. Entrance has Tuscan porch with paired columns
and blocking course, early C19 decorative cast iron balcony removed (1986);
round-headed recess with angle pilasters, entrance has panelled pilasters,
elliptical shell fan and panelled door. Gable-end stacks and cross-axial
stack. Rear has 2-storey canted bay; entrance has half-glazed panelled door
with diagonal glazing bars; rainwater head has cherub and date 1763. Small
extension with bell turret to right angle. Left return has 2 windows with
small-paned fixed glazing to attic. Interior has some plasterwork eg. to niches
and architraves; one round-headed niche has architrave and shaped shelves.
Dog-leg stair with stick balusters and dog-leg back stair with turned balusters,
fluted square newels and moulded handrails. Round panelled arch to rear of
house, which has room with large stone fireplace with corbelled lintel and
moulded opening and room with some fielded panelling; 1st floor room has stone
fireplace with fluted key.

Listing NGR: SD3638487164

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