List number: 1087305
List grade: 2
Post code: LA22 0LW
Grid ref: SD3883895472

Claife Station, Far Sawrey


The ruins of Claife viewing station, to the east of Far Sawrey, are located on the west shore of Lake Windemere. The station was built in the late 18th century for use as a viewing point for Lake Windermere, associated with the early tourist industry. At the time the station was built, 'picturesque principles' suggested that landscapes should be viewed from specific points only, where the elements of scenery were most pictorial.[1] It is a property of the National Trust. The ruins are Grade II listed.

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Claife Viewing Station

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Claife Station

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Claife Viewing Station, restoration in progress

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Claife Viewing Station

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The Station Windermere

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Windermere (Lake)
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Windermere (Lake)
- Overview About Lake Windemere Map Street View   Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ...
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View S over Windermere from Claife Viewing Station

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THE STATION - Claife - List Entry
- "Viewing station. Late C18. Stone rubble. 2 storeys, with canted bays to front and rear, and embattled parapet. Now ruinous, the front wall collapsed....The Station was used as a ...

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