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placename:- Helena Thompson Museum
MDA code:- WOKTM
locality:- Workington
parish Workington borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
museum; art gallery
coordinates:- NY00872852
10Km square:- NY02

1Km square NY0028

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Helena Thompson Museum -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 22.10.2008
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Helena Thompson Museum -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Helena Thompson room. -- 22.10.2008 -- courtesy of the Helena Thompson Museum

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
HELENA THOMPSON MUSEUM AND FORMER STABLES / / PARK END ROAD / WORKINGTON / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 72282 / NY0087828563
courtesy of English Heritage
House and stables, now Museum. Late C18 for the Curwen estate. Cement rendered walls, with dentilled cornice under blocking course, and V-jointed quoins, on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables; large cement rendered end chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays, with lower 2-storey, 2-bay right wing and adjoining former stables at right-angles, forming overall L-shape. Panelled double doors with interlace overlight, within panelled reveals, in fluted-pilaster doorcase with dentilled pediment. Sash windows with glazing bars, those on ground-floor left C20 and enlarged below sills, all in eared architraves. Return walls have Venetian attic windows, that to right rebuilt. Wing has C20 porch and sash windows in painted stone surrounds. Stables have C20 garage doors and gable roundel. Return wall has blocked windows. Interior has many C18 and C19 features. Rear ground-floor room has heavily-moulded Gothic plaster ceiling. Staircase has 3 turned balusters to each tread with moulded handrail and panelled dado. Built for the steward of the Curwen estate and came to the Thompson family as stewards in the early C19. Purchased by Helena Thompson in 1934 and bequeathed at her death to Workington as a Museum, which opened in 1949.
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY00872856
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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button to large Helena Thompson Museum -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Drawing room. -- 22.10.2008 -- courtesy of the Helena Thompson Museum

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