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Fountain House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2031 / 54°12'11"N

Longitude: -2.5986 / 2°35'54"W

OS Eastings: 361050

OS Northings: 478761

OS Grid: SD610787

Mapcode National: GBR BM9V.61

Mapcode Global: WH94P.1MV5

Entry Name: Fountain House

Listing Date: 12 February 1962

Last Amended: 22 March 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75115

Location: Kirkby Lonsdale, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA6

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale

Built-Up Area: Kirkby Lonsdale

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

BECK HEAD
1.
5166
No 8 (Fountain House)
formerly listed as Nos 6 and
8 (Fountain House)
SD 6078 NE 5/5 12.2.62
II GV

2.
Mid C18 house. Two storeys. Stucco with stone dressings. Slate roof. Five bay
symmetrical composition. Plinth. Chamfered rusticated quoins. Modillion cornice
with blocking course. Windows with plain stone surrounds and sashes without glazing
bars. Doorway has three-quarter Ionic columns, pulvinated frieze, modillion cornice
and pediment. Six panel door. Rectangular fanlight. Low stone wall across front
with small stone gatepiers from which springs wrought iron arch. The rear is of
rubble, with quoins and kneelers. Windows with plain stone surrounds, sashed with
all glazing bars. Large staircase window with plain surround, its lower half sashed
with all glazing bars, upper half a fixed Gothick head considerably wider than the
jambs with intersecting glazing bars. To left of this small staircase window with
glazing bars lights back stairs. Plain doorway with four panel door, top glazed.
Interior. Decorated consistently with Classical motifs intermixed with Gothick.
Doors of six raised and fielded panels, and similar shutters, throughout. Room to
left at front has Ionic cornice, and elaborate wooden chimneypiece with consoled
cornice and Gothick cusping in frieze. Room to right at front has large plain oval
recess in wall. Front hall and staircase separated by wooden arch with large frets
on jamb and soffit. Room at rear has fitted cupboard to right of altered chimney-
breast. Main staircase with Ionic modillion cornice. Two flight dogleg open string
stairs and landing with turned balusters, moulded brackets and ramped moulded hand-
rail. Elaborate queue on columnar newel, from which issues another short rail and
queue which runs back to level of back door. The other newels are square, sunk
panelled and linked to each other or descending rail by trefoils. Parallel and
adjoining runs back staircase, with four flight dogleg closed string stair and
landing. Turned balusters and simple handrail. First floor room at front on right
has elaborate wooden chimneypiece. Probably contemporary inner chimneypiece of
wood with Rococo embellishment. Heavy collar roof.


Listing NGR: SD6105078761

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