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Barrow Monument

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ulverston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2025 / 54°12'9"N

Longitude: -3.0829 / 3°4'58"W

OS Eastings: 329460

OS Northings: 479072

OS Grid: SD294790

Mapcode National: GBR 6MXV.C8

Mapcode Global: WH725.MM5M

Entry Name: Barrow Monument

Listing Date: 2 March 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 459921

Location: Ulverston, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Ulverston

Built-Up Area: Ulverston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Ulverston St Mary with Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


ULVERSTON

SD27NE HOAD HILL
626-1/1/36 Barrow Monument
02/03/50

II*

Seamark and monument to Sir John Barrow. 1850. Designed by Mr
Andrew Trimen. Limestone ashlar (from Birkrigg Quarry), with
shaft now rendered. Built to resemble a lighthouse, over 30m
high and set on the summit of Hoad Hill.
Above a projecting plain cornice is a lantern with
round-arched openings, capped by a cornice and ashlar dome.
Narrow slit openings in the shaft light the stair. On the west
side is the entrance doorway. The lintel is inscribed: 'IN
HONOUR OF SIR JOHN BARROW, BART. ERECTED A.D. 1850.' Above is
a panel carved with his shield and crest.
INTERIOR: not inspected. Said originally to contain a circular
apartment on the ground floor, with a marble bust over the
doorway, Portland stone sculpture attached to the walls, a
plate engraved with names of subscribers, and an inscription
around the domed roof. The lantern said to be reached by a
flight of limestone steps with an iron balustrade and to have
pilasters engraved with the names of distinguished Arctic
voyagers.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Sir John Barrow was born at Dragley Beck
Cottage (qv) in 1764. He travelled to China and to South
Africa, became Secretary to the Admiralty in 1804, promoted
expeditions to the Arctic, and died in 1848 at the age of 85.
(Rimmer, Revd JS: The Story of Ulverston: Ulverston: 1925-:
20).


Listing NGR: SD2946079072

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