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placename:- Furness Abbey Hotel
locality:- Furness Abbey
parish Barrow-in-Furness borough, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
inn
coordinates:- SD21797205
10Km square:- SD27
References Martineau 1855

1Km square SD2172

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 21 4)

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:- Furness Abbey Hotel
other name:- Manor House
inn
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Furness Abbey Hotel, and the railway platform, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 24:-
... There is a good inn,- (though not cheap, as cheapness is not to be expected in the precincts of secluded ruins:) and here the tourist should bespeak his bed, if he means to study the Abbey.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old advertisement:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
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placename:- Furness Abbey Hotel
person:- innkeeper : Slaney, Thomas
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old advertisement:- Linton 1852

Guide book, A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, guide to the Lake District etc, by John Linton, published by Whittaker and Co, London, etc, 1852.
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Advertisement, ... Thomas Slaney, Furness Abbey Hotel, Barrow-on-Furness, Cumberland, published by Whittaker and Co, London, and by R Gibson and Son and by Callander and Dixon, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1852.
Advertisments p.11 in A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, by John Linton.

placename:- Furness Abbey Hotel
person:- innkeeper : Slaney, Thomas
date:- 1852
period:- 19th century, late

old advertisement:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850)

Guide book, Handbook to the English Lakes, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1847; published 1847-53.
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Advertisement for William Parker at the Furness Abbey Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, 1850.
At the end of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn.

placename:- Furness Abbey Hotel
person:- innkeeper : Parker, William
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

database:- Listed Buildings 2010 -- probably relevant

Listed Buildings 2010 -- probably relevant

courtesy of English Heritage
THE ABBEY TAVERN / / ABBEY APPROACH / BARROW IN FURNESS / BARROW IN FURNESS / CUMBRIA / II / 388377 / SD2179471956
courtesy of English Heritage
Public house. Early C19, extended 1848. Red sandstone, slate roofs. 3 and 2 storeys, 2:3 windows to 1st floor. 3-storey part on left: 3 pointed arched openings with later 3-light traceried windows; lancet window on right. 1st floor has transomed 4-light window with king mullion and hoodmould; double-transomed stair window on right with pointed-arched lights and continuous dripmould. 2nd floor has stepped 3-light mullioned window with hoodmould and relieving arch. Roll-moulded gable copings with finial, continuous parapet wall and small gable over the stair window. Side gables; external end stack on right. 2-storey part: C20 door through transomed 4-light window on left; mullioned and transomed 2- and 3-light windows on right have dripmoulds; offset buttress at right corner. 1st floor: cross-windows with pointed-arched lights; moulded eaves band; roll-moulded gable copings; external end stack on right has offsets and moulded cap. 1-storey outbuildings against right return. Represents a fragment of a substantial hotel that served the Furness Railway. The hotel had been rebuilt from the remains of the C17 house of Sir Thomas Preston but was largely demolished in 1951 and 1954. The ground floor of the 3-storey part was formerly enclosed by a verandah.
(Dickinson J C: Furness Abbey: London: 1987-: 18-19
Trescatheric B: Barrow in Furness in Old Picture Postcards: Netherlands: 1982-: PL 82, 83).

placename:- Abbey Tavern, The
district:- Barrow in Furness
listed building
coordinates:- SD21797195
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

hearsay The Furness Railway converted the manor house next the station, partly 12th century, to a hotel, 1847.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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