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Furness Abbey Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness
Furness Abbey Hotel
Abbey Tavern
locality:-   Furness Abbey
civil parish:-   Barrow-in-Furness (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   inn
coordinates:-   SD21797195
1Km square:-   SD2171
10Km square:-   SD27
references:-   Martineau 1855

CCW23.jpg  Innsign, a monk.
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evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 21 4) 
placename:-  Furness Abbey Hotel
placename:-  Manor House
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
source data:-   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 1855-76.
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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."

evidence:-   old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
source data:-   Photograph, sepia, Furness Abbey Hotel, and the railway platform, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
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item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS212
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evidence:-   probably database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Abbey Tavern, The
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
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)."

evidence:-   old advertisement:- Martineau 1855
placename:-  Furness Abbey Hotel
source data:-   Advertisment for Furness Abbey Hotel in A Complete Guide to the Lake District of England, by Harriet Martineau published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 4th edn 1871.
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Advertisment pages, added at the of the guide. 
item:-  JandMN : 192.5
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evidence:-   old advertisement:- Linton 1852
placename:-  Furness Abbey Hotel
source data:-   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.
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Advertisments p.11 in A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, by John Linton. 
item:-  Armitt Library : A1158.24
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evidence:-   old advertisement:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850) 
placename:-  Furness Abbey Hotel
source data:-   Advertisement for William Parker at the Furness Abbey Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, 1850.
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At the end of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn. 
item:-  Armitt Library : A1144.25
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The Furness Railway converted the manor house next the station, partly 12th century, to a hotel, 1847.

Paley and Austin series
person:-   architect
 : Paley, Edward G
date:-   1866
 to 1869
Changes to the building, in tudor style.

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