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Helena Thompson Museum and Former Stables

A Grade II* Listed Building in Workington, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6424 / 54°38'32"N

Longitude: -3.5374 / 3°32'14"W

OS Eastings: 300878

OS Northings: 528563

OS Grid: NY008285

Mapcode National: GBR 3GQR.YL

Mapcode Global: WH5YP.MKQX

Entry Name: Helena Thompson Museum and Former Stables

Listing Date: 6 June 1951

Last Amended: 13 December 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311987

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72282

Location: Workington, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA14

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Workington

Built-Up Area: Workington

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Workington St John

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 0028 WORKINGTON PARK END ROAD (East
side) Workington

10/58 Helena Thompson
Museum and former
6.6.51. stables
(formerly listed as
Parkend House)

II*

House and stables, now Museum. Late C18 for the Curwen estate. Cement rendered
walls, with dentilled cornice under blocking course, and V-jointed quoins, on
chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables; large cement
rendered end chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays, with lower 2-storey, 2-bay
right wing and adjoining former stables at right-angles, forming overall
L-shape. Panelled double doors with interlace overlight, within panelled
reveals, in fluted-pilaster doorcase with dentilled pediment. Sash windows with
glazing bars, those on ground-floor left C20 and enlarged below sills, all in
eared architraves. Return walls have Venetian attic windows, that to right
rebuilt. Wing has C20 porch and sash windows in painted stone surrounds.
Stables have C20 garage doors and gable roundel. Return wall has blocked
windows. Interior has many C18 and C19 features. Rear ground-floor room has
heavily-moulded Gothic plaster ceiling. Staircase has 3 turned balusters to
each tread with moulded handrail and panelled dado. Built for the steward of
the Curwen estate and came to the Thompson family as stewards in the early C19.
Purchased by Helena Thompson in 1934 and bequeathed at her death to Workington
as a Museum, which opened in 1949.


Listing NGR: NY0087828563

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