Abbey House, Barrow-in-Furness

  • Description" rel="noreferrer nofollow">View On Black Had the pleasure of staying here the other day. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1910 and built at the beginning of the First World War as a visiting country house for Sir James McKechnie, the then chairman of Vickers Ship Building. Visitors included King George V, HRH Queen Mother (as Duchess of York), the then Prince of Siam and me (with three pups) who played with a Maharaja of long ago in quite another territory. Set in around 14 acres of land, the 11th c Cistercian Furness Abbey lies at the bottom of the garden... In 1951, the local council acquired the property for use as a care home for the elderly which did not do much to care for this Grade II listed building. The Kilroe family bought this grand house in 1986 to run as a fine hotel, which they continue to do to this day.
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 10 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2012-03-26T08:26:02
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