Abbey House, Barrow-in-Furness

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Not to be confused with Furness Abbey Hotel.

Abbey House, Barrow-in-Furness in the modern county of Cumbria, formerly in Lancashire (England), is a Neo-Elizabethan H-plan mansion built by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1913-14 as a guest house for Vickers Ltd and a flat for the Managing Director, Sir James McKechnie. In its abstracted, military echo of the Tudor style, it prefigures the style of Lutyens' Castle Drogo. In 1951, having been acquired by the County Council, Abbey House was made into an old people’s home, and consequently suffered considerable neglect. In 1984 it was sold by the Council and restored as an hotel. Abbey House has been a Grade II* Listed Building since 1949.[1]


  • C. Aslet, The last country houses, 1982, pp. 34, 310
  • Country Life, 1921, vol. xlix, p. 398
  • G. Stamp, Edwin Lutyens' country houses, 2001, pp. 32, 150-155

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Coordinates: 54°08′19″N 3°12′01″W / 54.13861°N 3.20028°W / 54.13861; -3.20028