Historic Houses of Cumbria

  • Abbot Hall Art Gallery - (HHA)

    Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, North-West England

    Art Gallery

    Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a museum and gallery in Kendal, England.

    North-West England - Cumbria, Kendal

    Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a museum and gallery in Kendal, England.

    Abbot Hall was built in 1759 by Colonel George Wilson, the second son of Daniel Wilson of Dallam Tower, a large house and country estate nearby. It was built on the site of the old Abbot’s Hall, roughly where the museum is today. Before the Dissolution of the Monasteries this was where the Abbot or his representative would stay when visiting from the mother house of St Mary's Abbey, York.The architect is unknown. During the early twentieth century the Grade-I-listed building was dilapidated and has been restored as an art gallery.


     


  • Allan Bank and Grasmere - (NT)

    Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria, North-West England

    Beauty Spot

    Allan Bank is a Georgian house on a rocky hillside above Grasmere village, Cumbria, England.

    North-West England - Cumbria, Grasmere, Ambleside

    Allan Bank is a Georgian house on a rocky hillside above Grasmere village, Cumbria, England.

    The house was once the home of William Wordsworth and been restored after a fire in 2011, and mow open to the public.



     


  • Askham Hall - (HHA)

    Askham Hall, Cumbria, North-West England

    Historic House

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    North-West England - Cumbria

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  • Beatrix Potter Gallery - (NT)

    Beatrix Potter Gallery, Cumbria, North-West England

    Gallery

    The Beatrix Potter Gallery is a gallery run by the National Trust and situated in a 17th-century stone-built house in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England.

    North-West England - Cumbria, Hawkshead

    The Beatrix Potter Gallery is a gallery run by the National Trust and situated in a 17th-century stone-built house in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England. It is dedicated to presenting original book illustrations by Beatrix Potter.

    On display are original sketches and watercolours painted by Potter for her children's stories as well as artifacts and information relating to her life and work. The display changes annually. The 17th-century building is listed grade II. It was at one time the law office of Potter's husband, William Heelis. Its interior remains substantially unaltered.



     


  • Clifton Hall - (EH)

    Clifton Hall, Cumbria, North-West England

    Historic House

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    North-West England - Cumbria

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