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IoE Number: 73159
Location: SKIRWITH ABBEY, HOUSE AND AREA RAILINGS AND GATE,
  CULGAITH, EDEN, CUMBRIA
Photographer: Dr Robert Bewley
Date Photographed: 22 August 2005
Date listed: 27 December 1967
Date of last amendment: 14 May 1984
Grade II

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NY 63 SWCULGAITHSKIRWITH14/99Skirwith Abbey, House27.12.67and area railings and gate(formerly listed as

NY 63 SW CULGAITH SKIRWITH 14/99 Skirwith Abbey, House 27.12.67 and area railings and gate (formerly listed as Skirwith Abbey and out- buildings flanking front lawn of Skirwith Abbey) G.V. II Large house, late C18. Front and rear of ashlar with banding; returns of coursed rubble with string courses carried round tops of bay windows. Moulded plinth and corner pilasters; some rustication. Plain parapet carried on eaves cornice has open balustrading to centre on all 4 fronts. Parallel, hipped, graduated slate roofs with chimney stack between. 2 storeys with basement. Main front symmetrical, 2:3:2, with entrance up splayed, balustraded staircase carried on bridge over sunken walkway encircling house; C20 panelled door in architrave with rusticated semi- circular relieving arch above. Rear similar but 1:3:1 with French window in pedimented doorcase. Each return has a central, full-height, canted bay window with a sash to either side on each floor. All sashes in architraves, most with glazing bars; some trompe l'oeil. Cast-iron railings around edge of retaining walls to sunken walkway have obelisk standards; gate down steps on west side.

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