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Priory Close House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lower Allithwaite, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2011 / 54°12'4"N

Longitude: -2.953 / 2°57'10"W

OS Eastings: 337926

OS Northings: 478796

OS Grid: SD379787

Mapcode National: GBR 7MTV.GR

Mapcode Global: WH83C.MN0P

Entry Name: Priory Close House

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76999

Location: Lower Allithwaite, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Lower Allithwaite

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Cartmel St Mary and St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

LOWER ALLITHWAITE PRIORY CLOSE
SD 3778
(West side) Cartmel
8/85 Priory Close House
25.3.70
G.V. II*
House. Parts possibly medieval, reconstructed in early C17, with parts of
c1740. Roughcast stone with slate roofs. East facade of 2 storeys, 5 bays, the
4th and 5th bays recessed and lower. 1st 3 bays have 1st floor sill band and
cornice. Windows are sashed with glazing bars. Entrance has bracketed canopy
and 6-fielded-panelled door with overlight with glazing bars. 4th bay has small
casements; 5th bay has windows with small-paned glazing; entrance has bracketed
canopy and 6-fielded-panel door, 2 glazed. Return of 3rd bay has 4-light
chamfered-wooden-mullioned window to attic. Rear has 3-bay projecting gabled
wing with re-entrant lean-to outshut and lateral stack with round shafts to
left. 6th bay is gabled, with large stack. Most windows are sashed with
glazing bars. Ground floor has 2-light window with casements to 1st bay, 2nd
bay has small-paned glazing to window in outshut, 5th bay has stone 3-light
single-chamfered-mullioned window. Top-hung casement to window to 2nd bay of
1st floor; 4th bay has large stair window with 56-pane fixed glazing with
casement window to attic above; 6th bay has 3-light single-chamfered-mullioned
window. Entrance to outshut has half-glazed door. Interior has ground floor
room with double hexagon pattern to floor, in dark and light boards, and
bolection-moulded panelling with dado rail and cornice. Another room has
fireplace with grate, and wall cupboard with fluted flat pilasters, broken
pediment and fielded-panel doors opening to reveal round-headed niche with
shaped shelves, insides of doors and niche painted with naive laquerwork
oriental scenes. Outshut has segmental arch and bench with decorative panels
and figurework said to come from pew in church. Stair has panelled square
newels, ramped handrail, and turned and double-twisted balusters. 1st floor has
bolection moulded fireplaces and 2-panel doors; stone fireplace has triangular
head with dagger motifs. The house is believed to be an early C17
reconstruction of the medieval Prior's lodging and guesthouse.


Listing NGR: SD3792678796

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