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Our Lady's School, Crosslands Convent

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.132 / 54°7'55"N

Longitude: -3.2041 / 3°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 321416

OS Northings: 471354

OS Grid: SD214713

Mapcode National: GBR 6N2N.3K

Mapcode Global: WH72H.RDFP

Entry Name: Our Lady's School, Crosslands Convent

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Last Amended: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201072

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388567

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Newbarns

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow in Furness St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


BARROW IN FURNESS

SD27SW RATING LANE
708-1/4/114 (West side (off))
06/05/76 Crosslands: Our Lady's School,
Crosslands Convent
(Formerly Listed as:
RATING LANE
Crosslands; Convent of Sacred Heart
of Mary)

GV II

Mansion now school. c1865 with later additions. For JT Smith.
Coursed red sandstone with ashlar dressings, graduated slate
roof. 2 storeys and attic, 3x3 bays with former service rooms
in 2-storey, 2-bay, twin-roofed wing on right and with
1-storey porch in deep projection to front left.
Battered plinth rises to ground floor sill band; ground-floor
windows mostly 4-pane sashes beneath dichromatic segmental
arches; 1st-floor sill band to 2-light windows with plain
sashes, colonnette mullions and cornices beneath recessed
panels with pointed relieving arches; iron rails fixed to the
sill bands.
Entrance front: porch has 6-panel door under moulded segmental
arch with hoodmould; parapet with rope mould, blank shield,
quatrefoils and roll-moulded copings; flat roof. Main range
has projecting central tower with arched 3-light window under
hoodmould with head-carved stop; 3-light window to 1st floor
has hoodmould which rises over a carved head and continues on
each return over single-light windows; corbel table to
rope-moulded parapet; pyramidal roof with colour-banded
slates, lucarnes and metal finial. Flanking bays are as per
general details; ovolo-moulded eaves band beneath moulded
cast-iron gutter; hipped roof with roll-moulded ridges and
metal finials; dormers to bays 1 & 3 each with two 4-pane
casements under hipped roof with metal finial. Ashlar stacks
on the side ridges have offsets and corbelled caps.
Service wing set back on right is much plainer and has hipped
right ends to its roofs with tower rising between having
hipped saddleback roof. Rear: as per general details; 3
dormers as front, their casements altered. Left return: bay 1
is a 2-storey canted bay-window under hipped projection of
main roof; the window details as rest. Bay 3 has 1-storey,
ashlar bay-window of 4x2 lights with narrow sashes, joggled
arches and pierced parapet. 2 roof dormers.
INTERIOR: patterned tile floor to the entrance hall; plaster
wall panels and 6-panel pine doors in roll-moulded
architraves. Staircase with cast-iron balustrade, wreathed
mahogany handrail; 3-bay arcade on the landing and panelled
ceiling with margin-glazed skylight. Several rooms (now
classrooms) retain original fireplaces, plaster cornices and
moulded ceilings. JT Smith was manager of the Barrow Haematite
Iron and Steel Company.


Listing NGR: SD2141671354

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