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placename:- Belsfield, The
locality:- Bowness-on-Windermere
parish Windermere parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
inn; hotel
coordinates:- SD40229666
10Km square:- SD49

1Km square SD4096


Belsfield, The -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 12.5.2008

Belsfield, The -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 12.5.2008

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 32 11)

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:- Belsfield
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Prior 1874 map 1

Map, Winander Mere, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1874.
thumbnail PI03M1, button to large image
block/s; building/s

placename:- Belsfield
date:- 1874
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
thumbnail FD02SD49, button to large image

placename:- Bellfield
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Early C19 and Victorian. Large mansion in prominent position overlooking the lake from a hill top. Italianate style. The whole front facing the lake has 13 windows on each floor, 3 storeys, stuccoed, with heavy modillioned cornice, quoins, some round-headed windows, a verandah on lake front with slender iron columns and iron cresting. A 4-storey square tower on northern end of front, which also has a 3-storeyed bay window. Windows have moulded stone architraves. Interior has plaster ornamented and gilt ceilings, friezes and cornices, plaster panelled walls and door frames, painted doors with floral cartouche. Iron staircase balustrading with mahogany handrail. Present bar has Adam-style ceiling with octagonal panelling, painted ovals etc.

placename:- Belsfield Hotel
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD40249664
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:-
thumbnail PR0062, button to large image
Print, coloured lithograph, Belsfield, Bowness-on-Windermere, Westmorland, engraved by J McGahey, from a photograph by G Waters, printed by J Richardson, Barrow-in-Furness, 1870?
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
On Stone by J. McGahey / G Waters Photo / & Printed by J Richardson, Barrow in Furness / BELSFIELD, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE,- THE RESIDENCE OF H. W. SCHNEIDER, ESQ.

placename:- Belsfield, The
person:- : Schneider, H W
date:- 1870
period:- 19th century, late

notes Garden design by Mawson Brothers 1912-14, for H Allen.
Waymark, Janet: 2009: Thomas Mawson, Life, Gardens and Landscapes: Lincoln, Francis (London)

tiny photograph, 
button to large Belsfield, The -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 3.5.2012

story Built as a private house for the Baroness von Sternberg, 1845. Henry W Schneider, made this his country residence from 1869. He had a private pier built on the lake shore. Each morning he would walk to the pier, preceeded by his staf, including the butler with breakfast on a silver tray, which he eat on his steam yacht Esperance crossing to Lakeside railway station. He owned the railway, and had his own train to take him to Furness Abbey and then a brougham to finish the commute to whchever business demanded his attention. His secretary who brought the morning mail to be dealt with on the trip.
The house became a hotel in 1892, proprietor Lieutenant A D Macleod, whose rifle is still displayed in the Lounge of the present hotel. In 1910-11 there were considerable alterations to the building.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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