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Evans House and Attached Area Railings to the Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3234 / 54°19'24"N

Longitude: -2.5293 / 2°31'45"W

OS Eastings: 365667

OS Northings: 492107

OS Grid: SD656921

Mapcode National: GBR BLSF.6Y

Mapcode Global: WH944.3LTH

Plus Code: 9C6V8FFC+97

Entry Name: Evans House and Attached Area Railings to the Front

Listing Date: 16 March 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384193

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484626

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Built-Up Area: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD6592SE MAIN STREET, Sedbergh Town
162-1/26/422 (South side)
16/03/54 Evans House and attached area
railings to the front
(Formerly Listed as:
Original block, C19 extension to E &
former stables to Evans House)


Town house, now boarding house of Sedbergh School. 1750-59,
with late C19 extension to east; altered. Roughcast render on
rubble, with rusticated quoins, slate roof. Double-depth
double-fronted plan, plus extension to east. Georgian style.
EXTERIOR: the principal element, 3 storeys with basement and
attic, 5 windows, symmetrical, has a square-headed doorway
with a pedimented Ionic architrave composed of engaged columns
with a pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice, and a door
with 12 raised fielded panels in 3 tiers; a round-headed
hornless sashed window above the doorway, with thick radiating
glazing bars; segmental-headed sashed windows to the ground
and 1st floors, those to the right 4-paned but all the others
12-paned; shorter square-headed windows at 2nd floor, all
9-pane sashes except the 2nd which is a casement. All these
windows have raised run-out sills. The roof has a flat-topped
attic dormer in the centre, and gable chimneys. Continued to
the left is the C19 extension, 3 storeys to the same height,
1:3 windows, the 3-window portion slightly set back, with
matching windows except that at ground floor to the right
which is 18-paned, with the sill at ground level (perhaps
formerly a doorway), while the 1-window portion to the left
has wider windows (two 8-pane sashed lights at ground floor,
and sashes of 16 and 12 panes at 1st and 2nd floors
respectively). Enclosing a shallow front area for the full
length are spear railings on a low stone plinth, with a
gateway in line with the doorway. Rear: random rubble with
rusticated quoins, 3-storeys over exposed basement, the
5-window main range having a large round-headed sashed
stair-window in the centre with rubble voussoirs and radiating
glazing bars, and other windows all square-headed but
otherwise similar to those at the front; back doorway up 6
steps to left of centre, with fielded panel door protected by
simple porch of monolith stone slate slabs with hipped roof.
C19 extension set back to right, with small-paned sashes (30
panes at ground and 1st floors, 20 panes at 2nd floor), and
C20 fire-escape at east end.
INTERIOR: entrance hallway with fluted pilasters to plastered
beam, doorways with moulded architraves, and very good mid-C18
dog-legged open-string staircase with scrolled brackets, 3
slender turned balusters per tread, ramped handrail with
wreathed curtail; fireplace in front ground-floor room,moulded
decoration including foliated side and top panels, and a
phoenix in the centre.
Forms group with associated walled garden to rear (qv).

Listing NGR: SD6566792107

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