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Ship Street Tenement

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow Island, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1032 / 54°6'11"N

Longitude: -3.2313 / 3°13'52"W

OS Eastings: 319585

OS Northings: 468178

OS Grid: SD195681

Mapcode National: GBR 5NWZ.7W

Mapcode Global: WH72P.B4J8

Plus Code: 9C6R4Q39+7F

Entry Name: Ship Street Tenement

Listing Date: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388595

ID on this website: 101282850

Location: Barrow Island, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Barrow Island

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD1968 SHIP STREET, Barrow Island
708-1/13/135 (East side)
Nos.1-9 (Consecutive)
Ship Street Tenements


Tenement block. 1881-84. By Paley and Austin of Lancaster
(plan). Main contractors Smith and Caird of Dundee
(Trescatheric). Red brick with graduated slate roofs.
4 storeys, 2:14:2 bays; near symmetrical; slightly-recessed
centre. Alternate paired and single windows; 4/2-pane sashes.
Ground floor: chamfered plinth; windows have flush sills and
triple-header segmental arches. 1st floor: similar but with
projecting sills. Patterned brick band below 2nd floor of
centre and 3rd floor of outer bays; 2nd-floor windows
interrupt a moulded string course.
3rd floor of centre is treated as an attic storey with
hipped-roof dormers within a mansard roof; end bays rise 4
full storeys and have hipped roofs. String course and
terracotta corbel table to cast-iron ogee gutters. Projecting
lateral stacks to each return; plain ridge stacks on the party
Rear (facing Ship Street): 4 full storeys to whole range. 9
staircases with half-landing balconies, iron railings and
round arch over. Utility wings with casements in formerly
unglazed apertures; hipped roofs.
Part of outstanding tenement-block development built to house
workers of the Barrow Iron Shipbuilding Co. One of 4 identical
blocks set to rear of the sandstone Devonshire Buildings,
Michaelson Road (qv); (see also Barque Street, Brig Street,
Schooner Street). The site is flanked by more elaborate brick
tenements that back onto Sloop Street and Steamer Street (qv).
Well-preserved example of a building type rare in England.
(Building Plans Register: 1881-: 1435; Trescatheric B: How
Barrow was Built: Barrow in Furness: 1985-: 26-27).

Listing NGR: SD1958568178

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