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Skirwith Abbey, House and Area Railings and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Culgaith, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6821 / 54°40'55"N

Longitude: -2.5988 / 2°35'55"W

OS Eastings: 361487

OS Northings: 532063

OS Grid: NY614320

Mapcode National: GBR BG99.4C

Mapcode Global: WH92C.1KQY

Plus Code: 9C6VMCJ2+VF

Entry Name: Skirwith Abbey, House and Area Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Last Amended: 14 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73159

Location: Culgaith, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Culgaith

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Skirwith St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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14/99 Skirwith Abbey, House
27.12.67 and area railings and gate
(formerly listed as
Skirwith Abbey and out-
buildings flanking front lawn
of Skirwith Abbey)


Large house, late C18. Front and rear of ashlar with banding; returns of coursed
rubble with string courses carried round tops of bay windows. Moulded plinth and
corner pilasters; some rustication. Plain parapet carried on eaves cornice has
open balustrading to centre on all 4 fronts. Parallel, hipped, graduated slate
roofs with chimney stack between. 2 storeys with basement. Main front symmetrical,
2:3:2, with entrance up splayed, balustraded staircase carried on bridge over sunken
walkway encircling house; C20 panelled door in architrave with rusticated semi-
circular relieving arch above. Rear similar but 1:3:1 with French window in
pedimented doorcase. Each return has a central, full-height, canted bay window
with a sash to either side on each floor. All sashes in architraves, most with
glazing bars; some trompe l'oeil. Cast-iron railings around edge of retaining
walls to sunken walkway have obelisk standards; gate down steps on west side.

Listing NGR: NY6148732063

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