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Abbot Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1721 / 54°10'19"N

Longitude: -2.9279 / 2°55'40"W

OS Eastings: 339526

OS Northings: 475539

OS Grid: SD395755

Mapcode National: GBR 7NZ6.X5

Mapcode Global: WH83L.0D2G

Plus Code: 9C6V53CC+RV

Entry Name: Abbot Hall

Listing Date: 2 May 1975

Last Amended: 12 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460520

ID on this website: 101269671

Location: Kents Bank, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Grange-over-Sands

Built-Up Area: Grange-over-Sands

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Allithwaite St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD3975 KIRKHEAD ROAD, Kent's Bank
705-1/5/53 (South side (off))
02/05/75 Abbot Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
Abbot Hall (original house only))


House, now Methodist holiday centre. 1840s, extended c1870.
Attributed to Webster of Kendal. Painted roughcast with some
limestone dressings and slate roof.
PLAN AND EXTERIOR: earliest part of house T-plan, of 2 storeys
plus attic, with a south facade which is almost symmetrical
and of 3 bays with the central bay projecting under a gable
with shaped bargeboards. The windows have tall chamfered
surrounds and paired glazing bar sashes separated by timber
mullions. The upper sashes have rounded heads. The windows to
the central bay have hood moulds, and there is a continuous
1st-floor sill band. The central bay has a shallow attic
window. The central chimney has a limestone cap. Adjoining to
the left is a taller gabled wing added later in the C19, with
a 2-storey bay window which retains its ground-floor mullions
but has a C20 casement on the 1st floor. The additions at this
side of the house include a tower towards the rear, of 3
storeys plus attic under a pyramid roof. The right-hand (east)
gable wall of the original house includes a 2-storey limestone
canted bay window and has shaped and pierced bargeboards. The
rear wing has 3-window range facing east in a similar style.
To the left is a C20 lean-to glass porch, which also covers
the entrance doorway in the rear wall of the main range. This
has a deeply-chamfered stone surround with hood mould.
INTERIOR: the right-hand front room contains a white marble
fireplace which was formerly in a 1st floor bedroom. The
left-hand room has a similar fireplace, now covered with paint
and disused. The entrance hall has a plaster frieze with
laurel wreaths. The 1st-floor landing in the earlier part of
the house is lit by a lantern light with painted glass, and
the staircase has an iron balustrade. Timber double doors open
off a lower half-landing and lead to a second stair hall in
the western wing, which appears to be a later C19 addition.
The doors contain painted glass, and their surround is deeply
moulded on the western side. This second stair has an open
well and is of pine, with arched heads to the openings between
The further large extensions are not of special architectural


Listing NGR: SD3952675539

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