The White House - Appleby - List Entry

  • Description

    "....The White House is thought to have been constructed in the early C18, when it occupied a single burgage plot owned by the Morland Family. It was three storeys with a cellar and attic and an entrance front to the west, street elevation. In 1753 the property was acquired by the Lowther Family and is depicted on two 1754 plans of Appleby, described as 'Burgage house, back Kitchen, Stable and Garden'. Later in 1754 extensive building work was undertaken to improve the existing house and provide a home for John Robinson, attorney and man of business of the Lowther family...From 1780 to 1793 the White House was home to John Robinson’s brother Jeremiah, also a lawyer. In the late C18 the rear wing was extended to the east to provide a dedicated stable; at the same time a detached outbuilding was constructed opposite, and garden pavilions were added to the east ends of the rear wing and this outbuilding. In the late C18 or early C19 a summerhouse in Gothick style..."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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