Description: Taitlands, Garden Wall and Gatepiers
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324357
OS Grid Reference: SD8208966848
OS Grid Coordinates: 382089, 466848
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0972, -2.2754
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2/17 Taitlands, garden wall
House, now Youth Hostel. 1840s. For Thomas Joseph Redmayne in Greek Revival style.
Ashlar, slate roof. Central staircase plan. 2 storeys 3 bays. Central entrance
bay breaks forward slightly and is rusticated at ground floor, banded rustication
of upper floor. Ionic entrance portico on 4 fluted columns and cast iron balcony
above. Two 3-panel doors, glazed rectangular fanlight and imitation rusticated
voussoirs. Ground floor windows have bead moulding on sills and recessed 15 pane
sashes. Similar outer windows on upper floor but lower with sashes; sill band.
Central upper floor window has moulded surround. Left and right hand pilasters.
Eaves modillions are more closely spaced over central bay and end pilasters. Two
ridge stacks to hipped roof in the style of the Webster firm at Kendal. To right
is 1848 2 storey 2 bay service wing set back from facade of house. Interior:
entrance hall has paired Ionic columns of wood and decorated plaster ceiling. Large
fireplace in kitchen of main house is dated 1841 with initials TRJ. Fire surround
in service wing has imitation datestone dated 1848. In left-hand garden is Tuscan
sundial base c.146cm high with pronounced entasis and inscribed TR 1840 on base;
dial and gnomon now gone. Each entrance to the curved driveway has a pair of gate-
piers with pyramidal caps flanked by a curved stone wall linking two additional
posts on each side.
Listing NGR: SD8208966848
Source: English Heritage
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