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Broughton Tower Special School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2808 / 54°16'50"N

Longitude: -3.2088 / 3°12'31"W

OS Eastings: 321397

OS Northings: 487917

OS Grid: SD213879

Mapcode National: GBR 6L1Y.36

Mapcode Global: WH71Q.PN6L

Plus Code: 9C6R7QJR+8F

Entry Name: Broughton Tower Special School

Listing Date: 18 May 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75801

Location: Broughton West, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA20

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Broughton West

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Broughton-in-Furness St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/01/17

SD 2187,

Broughton Tower

(Formerly listed as: Broughton Tower Special School)



Former house, school, now flats. C14 pele tower, extended to south mid to late C18, wings
added 1882-3, C20 additions. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings and slate
roofs. South facade of two storeys with basement and eight bays, 3-bay centre
breaks forward, 1st and 7th and 8th bays form projecting wings. Quoins and
coped embattled parapet. Ogee-headed windows have architraves and are
sashed, with glazing bars, with octagonal and square quarries and intersecting
glazing bars to heads, but wings have single glazing bars and Y tracery heads.
Porch has embattled parapet and ogee-headed entrance up steps, with clustered
shafts, pinnacles and fleuron. 3-storey pele tower visible to rear, with
embattled parapet and blind Diocletian window. Cross-axial stacks. North
elevation has pele tower to centre with embattled parapet with escutcheon.
Pointed windows, paired with balcony to ground floor, similar windows to
returns. Flanking lean-to bays to returns have gable-end stacks; low C20
single-storey projections. Wing to east has 3-storey round tower to angle.
Windows are pointed with sashes. Wing to west has square turret and 2-storey,
2-bay service wing with smaller wing to west; sashed windows and hipped roof.
Rainwater heads dated: "ES/1777", "R C7/17/44" and "IS/1837". West elevation
has ogee-headed windows as to south elevation and ogee-headed entrance.
INTERIOR has rooms with ribbed ceilings. Hall has dog leg stair with open
string and 2 balusters to the tread. Landing has 2 segmental arches. Re-set
French early C16 portal has shaped pediment. Dining room has re-set Italian
Renaissance chimney piece. Vaulted basement and spiral stair to former
pele tower.

Listing NGR: SD2139787917

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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