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Architectural style sketches from around Cumbria, combined with interesting information.

Whitehaven Town Centre

Whitehaven Town Centre
Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria. Historically a part of Cumberland, it lies equidistant between Cumbria's two largest settlements, Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, and is served by the Cumbrian Coast Line and the A595 road. Located on the west coast of...

Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

Wordsworth House
Wordsworth House is a Georgian townhouse situated in Cockermouth, Cumbria, and in the ownership of the National Trust. The townhouse was the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William Wordsworth, in 1770. It was built in the mid-18th century. The house is a Grade I...

Cleator Jubilee Room

Cleator Jubilee Room
Community Hall (Jubilee Room) on Church Street, Cleator, was built in 1899. Opposite the hall is St Leonard’s Church, a Grade II listed building. St Leonard’s Church is first mentioned during the reign of Henry I in 1100. The Community Hall belongs to the church...

Maryport Lighthouse

Maryport Lighthouse
An elegant octagonal cast iron lighthouse, thought to be the first of its construction type built in England and possibly one of the world's oldest cast iron lighthouses.It is believed that the first light at Maryport was established in 1796. Indeed the harbour's history...

Church Of St John The Evangelist, Bigrigg

St John's Church, Bigrigg
The church of St John the Evangelist at Bigrigg was built 1878-80 by Egremont builder, John Smith. It was designed by architect C.J. Ferguson of Carlisle. An extension was added in 1993 by Richard Lindsey. The building cost £3000 and accommodated 250 worshippers. The Church is...

Scotch Street, Whitehaven

Scotch Street Whitehaven
Scotch Street was first suggested as the name of a new street by Sir John Lowther in 1698 in order to encourage Scottish merchants to settle in Whitehaven. Beneath Bleasdale & Co. Solicitors on Scotch Street, there was a World War II air raid shelter...

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