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Holker Hall and Terrace Wall Approximately 70 Metres to Garden to South East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lower Holker, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1882 / 54°11'17"N

Longitude: -2.9837 / 2°59'1"W

OS Eastings: 335909

OS Northings: 477383

OS Grid: SD359773

Mapcode National: GBR 7NL0.VD

Mapcode Global: WH83C.4ZGM

Entry Name: Holker Hall and Terrace Wall Approximately 70 Metres to Garden to South East

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77040

Location: Lower Holker, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Lower Holker

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Flookburgh St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

LOWER HOLKER B5278
SD 37 NE
(West side) Holker
5/126 Holker Hall and
25.3.70 terrace wall approx
70m to garden to
south-east
G.V. II*
House, part now flats. 1720s with extensions and alterations, 1783 ff, by
J. Carr; re-facing and low office wing 1838-42 by G. Webster. West wing 1871-5
by Paley and Austin. Terrace wall cl9lO by T.W. Mawson. Roughcast stone
resembling dressed stone, with ashlar dressings and slate roof, south-west
facade plain roughcast. West wing of ashlar. North-east facade of 2 storeys
and 12 bays, 5th to 9th bays breaking forward. 1st floor sill band and
modillioned cornice. Windows have architraves and are sashed with glazing bars
in elongated hexagon pattern. 7th bay has segmental-headed entrance has 6-panel
door, side lights and fanlight with glazing bars; bays to left has inserted C20
garage doors. Top panel with gable and round recess; octagonal open cupola on
square base. End bay arched throughway. Cross-axial and return lateral
stacks. South-east facade similar, of 3 bays. Bowed stair bay has Venetian
window, small projecting wing also has Venetian window. North-west facade is of
one storey, end gabled bay with round-headed openings and cross-axial stacks;
gable end has bowed stair bay with segmental-pointed windows with sashes as to
north-east facade, and similar trefoil-headed window. South-east facade of
3 storeys with attic 8 bays. Parapet and 2 gables. Windows mostly 2-light
hollow-chamfered-mullioned windows with labels; 2nd bay has full-height canted
bay window with embattled parapet. Early C20 Garden room to end has 3 round
arches, late C20 wall paintings. Courtyard has varied fenestration; entrance
with Doric porch. West wing of 2 storeys with attic. Richly ornamental; string
courses, pierced parapets, coped gables, octagonal stacks and mullioned and
transomed windows. South-east facade of 7 bays. 1st 2 bays project under gable
with stack and octagonal pinnacles, 3rd bay has re-entrant porch with pinnacles
and 2-stage octagonal tower with ogival cupola, 4th-6th bays have hipped
dormers, 7th bay forms 4-stage square tower with lead pyramidal roof.
North-west facade of 5 bays with bowed angle bay, 2nd bay 2-storey canted bay
window and gabled dormer, canted oriel to 4th bay and dormer, dormer to 5th
bay. South-west end of 3 bays, bay window with triangular projection, 2 gabled
dormers. Interior, older part has 2 flying stairs, room with C17 panelling from
Raven Winder (q.v.) and fireplace from farm at Conishead, 2 twisted wood columns
from Germany. West wing has rich decoration, ornate panelling, plaster ceilings
and alabaster fireplaces. 2 round arches to open well stair. Some C16 or C17
fireplaces and fireplace with Wedgewood jasperware plaques. The west wing is an
outstanding work by an important northern architectural firm. See Country Life,
2616.80 and 3.7.80 and guidebook.


Listing NGR: SD3590977383

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