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Former Solicitor's Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Hawkshead, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3751 / 54°22'30"N

Longitude: -2.9987 / 2°59'55"W

OS Eastings: 335221

OS Northings: 498189

OS Grid: SD352981

Mapcode National: GBR 7KHV.LF

Mapcode Global: WH82K.X96B

Plus Code: 9C6V92G2+2G

Entry Name: Former Solicitor's Office

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Last Amended: 22 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76841

Location: Hawkshead, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Hawkshead

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hawkshead St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD 3598 SW
(East side)
12/135 Former Solicitor's
25.3.70 office (formerly
listed as Magistrates
Courts, Premises
occupied by W.H.
Heelis & Son
Magistrates Courts


National Trust store. Probably C17 but refaced C19. Stucco with slate roof.
2 storeys, 3 bays. Top frieze and deep bracketed eaves; quoins. 1st bay has
1st floor over passage leading to Red Lion Yard. Ground floor has canted bay
window with small-paned glazing and iron rails to 2nd bay; 3rd bay has window
with paired sashes with glazing bars and horns. 1st floor has windows with
label moulds which are sashed with glazing bars, that to 2nd bay with horns; 3rd
bay has Venetian window, sashed with glazing bars and horns. Entrance has
architrave and 4-panel door. Lateral stack and gable-end stacks. Rear has
horizontally sliding sash to attic window. Rear wing has recess to ground floor
with slate cellar access, 3-light wooden-mullioned windows to 2 sides of recess;
former open gallery above; now infilled with glazed bricks. Interior said to
have C18 fittings (National Trust survey report). Rear wing adjoins No.1 Red
Lion Yard (q.v.). Office once owned by W. Heelis, husband of Beatrix Potter.
Property of the National Trust, the gift of Beatrix Potter.

Listing NGR: SD3522198189

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