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placename:- Abbot Hall Art Gallery
other name:- Abbot Hall
MDA code:- KEDAH
locality:- Kendal
parish Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
museum; art gallery
coordinates:- SD51709219
10Km square:- SD59

1Km square SD5192

photograph

Abbot Hall Art Gallery -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- 14.8.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 38 8)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Abbot Hall
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 273-274
On the r. of Kendal is Abbot Hall, Sir Alan Chambre, Bart.

placename:- Abbot Hall
person:- : Chambre, Alan, Sir
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 152:-
... North of the church is Abbot hall, formerly belonging to the abbot of St. Mary's abbey, York, patron of the living. ...

placename:- Abbot Hall
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 179:-
...
Mr. Gray ... 'Near the end of the town [Kendal], stands a handsome house of Colonel Wilson's, [1] ...
[1] This is called Abbot-hall, and is now the property of Christopher Wilson, Esq.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 214:-
... Near the end of the town [Kendal] stands a handsome house of Colonel Wilson's, and adjoining to it the church, ...

placename:- Abbot Hall
person:- : Gray, Mr
person:- : Wilson, Col
person:- : Wilson, Christopher
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Abbot Hall / George Wilson Esqr.
building/s

placename:- Abbot Hall
person:- : Wilson, George
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Abbot Hall / Geo. Wilson Esqr.
house

placename:- Abbot Hall
county:- Westmorland
person:- : Wilson, George
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Speed 1611

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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4 Abbotts Hall
building

placename:- Abbotts Hall
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Abbot Hall / George Wilson Esqr.
building/s

placename:- Abbot Hall
person:- : Wilson, George
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Abbot Hall / Geo. Wilson Esqr.
house

placename:- Abbot Hall
county:- Westmorland
person:- : Wilson, George
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
ABBOT HALL ART GALLERY / / KIRKLAND / KENDAL / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / I / 75416 / SD5170992187
courtesy of English Heritage
Hall, now Art Gallery. 1759, almost certainly by John Carr of York, for Colonel George Wilson. Coursed, squared rubble with quoins on plinth. Band between ground floor and cellars; modillioned eaves cornice with parapet. Main roofs not visible. Mostly 2 storeys with cellars. Symmetrical east elevation, 7 bays overall. Curved stone steps (with spiral curtails to C20 wrought-iron handrails) up to central part-glazed door and interlaced fanlight, with small window to either side, in architrave with projecting keystone and moulded imposts; sash, in architrave with splayed feet on bracketed sill, above. Full-height canted bay window, with sashes, to either side; latticework grilles to cellar. Lower bay set back on either side of central block has Venetian ground floor window; sill band to tripartite sash above. Single-storey gabled bay adjoining each end of main building has 2 semicircular-headed sashes in recesses with blocked oval opening in open pediment above (part-glazed door replaces one sash in left-hand end bay). All sashes with glazing bars in stone surrounds. Decorative rainwater heads to rear. Interior: Entrance hall divided by 2 Roman Doric columns, with responds. Decorative plaster cornices to ground floor. Main ground floor front rooms have plaster frames to walls, and corniced fireplaces, with applied Baroque foliate decoration. Main stair to rear left is curved at top and bottom with spiral curtail; cut string with turned balusters and moulded handrail. Panelled doors (some in pedimented doorcases) and shutters throughout.

placename:- Abbot Hall Art Gallery
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD51709218
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

hearsay Built by John Carr of York for Colonel George Wilson of Dallam Tower, 1759.

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