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IoE Number: 237794
Photographer: Mr Brian Rogers
Date Photographed: 10 June 2006
Date listed: 15 May 1986
Date of last amendment: 15 May 1986
Grade II*

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NT 93 NELOWICKBARMOOR5/86Barmoor Castle

NT 93 NE LOWICK BARMOOR 5/86 Barmoor Castle GV II* Country house. Largely 1801 by Patterson of Edinburgh but incorporating earlier masonry and with building continuing throughout the C19. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. A building of classical character but in castellated Tudor style. Entrance front, main block: 3 storeys, 3 bays with a 4-storey central tower porch projecting and having diagonal corners with a single-storey bow-fronted entrance between. 2-leaf, 6-panelled door in tripartite doorcase with segmental fanlight. Mullioned-and-transomed windows under hoodmoulds. Tower has heavy corbel table under battlements. Flanking bays have moulded cornice beneath battlements. 2 bays to right in similar style, and round corner tower are part of banqueting wing on right return. Banqueting wing: 2 storeys, 7 bays with central 3-bay shallow bow window, and round corner towers. Rear facade similar but the central bow is 3 storeys high and set in tower-like projection. Interior has oval entrance hall with niches. 3-storey cantilevered stair with wrought-iron balusters; oval glass dome over. Main rooms on 1st floor including oval room above entrance with anthemion frieze and Chinese wallpaper. Oval saloon with glass dome and 8 doors, 4 with pediments and 4 with decorative sopraporte. The room behind this has a swivel fireplace which was shared with the saloon. Many good fireplaces. Banqueting wing roofless and decaying at time of survey.

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