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Castle Dairy

The oldest building in Kendal, now a restaurant and art gallery. Plaque on the building reads: "CASTLE DAIRY. This house formerly occupied by tenants of the Barons of Kendal, comprises a 14th-century single storey hall with cross wings, embellished as a gentleman's residence in the 16th century, extended at the rear in the 17th-18th centuries and recently renovated. Its name appears to be a corruption of Castle Dowery, a dower house for widows of the Barony. KENDAL CIVIC SOCIETY" Castle Dairy was restored after being damaged by flooding following Storm Desmond in 2015. Castle Dairy is a Grade I listed building

Kendal Historic Buildings and Monuments in Kendal
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Castle Dairy

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The Castle Dairy, awaiting flood repairs in 2016

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CASTLE DAIRY - Kendal - List Entry
- "Farmhouse; the name implies an association with Kendal Castle but 'Dairy' may be a corruption of 'Dowry'. Now a restaurant. Probably C14; extensively remodelled c1560 for Anthony Garnett (numerous dated ...

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List grade: 1
List number: 1145642
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: SD5193593066
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