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Devonshire Buildings, Barrow Island


The Devonshire Buildings are two imposing sandstone tenement blocks located on Michaelson Road on Barrow Island. They were originally built in c.1875 to house workers at the Devonshire Docks (which had opened 1867) and at the yards of the Barrow Iron Ship Building Company (founded 1870). The buildings were designed by Paley & Austin. There are octagonal towers at the ends of each block, between which a bridge originally spanned Island Road.[1] Today the buildings are apartments, managed by Holker Estate. The Devonshire Buildings are Grade II* listed.[2]

Barrow-in-Furness Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Barrow-in-Furness 1875
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Apartment building on Michaelson Road, Barrow in Furness

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Michaelson Road, Barrow in Furness

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Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness

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Tenement Block on Ship Street on Barrow Island

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Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness

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DEVONSHIRE BUILDINGS - Barrow - List Entry
- "Tenement block. c1875. By Paley and Austin of Lancaster (plan); main contractors Smith and Caird of Dundee (Trescatheric). Sawn, red ashlar sandstone; graduated slate roof with brick stacks. 3 and ...

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The History of Devonshire Buildings
- "...The Barrow Iron Shipbuilding Company was founded in 1870 and shipbuilding became the predominant industry in Barrow-in-Furness. Devonshire Buildings were built in the 1870s to house workers at the Devonshire ...

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List number: 1197845
List grade: 2*
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: SD1961868327

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