The northern most block of the Devonshire Buildings viewed from Michaelson Road
|Architect||Paley and Austin|
|Designated||6 May 1976|
The Devonshire Buildings are two adjacent apartment buildings in the Barrow Island area of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. They are both recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated Grade II* listed buildings.
Constructed in the 1870s for the Barrow Iron Ship Building Company to house local shipyard workers, the buildings are nearly symmetrical and have octagonal towers at the end of each block. The buildings are similar to tenements in Glasgow, Scotland, which were inspired by housing in France. Between 2008 and 2013 Devonshire Buildings were extensively refurbished by the Holker Group.
Similar tenements exist across Barrow Island, with those on Barque, Brig, Sloop and Steamer Streets also having listed building status. The Vickerstown estate on Walney Island was constructed between 1898 and 1901 in an effort to relieve overcrowding in the Barrow Island tenements, which had already seen some shipyard workers forced to live aboard the liner SS Alaska, which was moored in Barrow docks.
- Listed buildings in Barrow-in-Furness
- List of non-ecclesiastical works by Paley and Austin
- Scotch Buildings
- Historic England, "Devonshire Buildings, 10–14 Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness (1197845)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 10 March 2013
- Historic England, "Devonshire Buildings, 1–9 Michaelson Road, Island Road Mission, and the Devonshire Public House, Barrow-in-Furness (1218436)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 10 March 2013
- The History of Devonshire Buildings, Holker Estate, retrieved 10 March 2013
- Major refurbishment project at Devonshire Buildings, Holker Estate, retrieved 10 March 2013