Blackhall Chimneys, Kendal, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 19.761 W 002° 44.832
30U E 516439 N 6020195
Quick Description: Blackhall is amongst one of the oldest buildings in Kendal. These round chimney stacks are typical of early Westmorland design. Bigger and taller the chimney, the more important the occupier. Grade 2 listing.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/15/2011 4:36:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMC1PB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
This building has had many occupiers. The most notable being amongst the first. Built sometime in 16th century for the Wilson family. Henry Wilson was nominated 1st Alderman of Kendal in 1575. Starting a long tradition of members of the public serving the community. The building was modernised around 1810 with the sash windows filling the openings. Many later additions and alterations have added to the character. Constructed of courses of squared rubble with prominent corner stones at one end. Unusually the roof is covered with Welsh slates, suggesting they came on the railway after 1850.

Links
Cumbria Gazetteer
Flickr Photo of Green Plaque
Archived cache Bristly Hog

Address
69 Stricklandgate
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4RA
Private or Public Property?: Public street

What material is it made from?: Local stone

When was it made?: 1/1/1500

Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 12 feet

Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: old house, now shop

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