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Lowbridge Estate

The Lowbridge Estate is a country estate of approximately 1927 acres in the Lake District region of England that has been in the continuous ownership of the Fothergill family since 1761. Lowbridge House, the principal house on the estate, was built in the 1830s by Richard Fothergill II (1789–1851) in the cottage orné style.

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Background

The Fothergill family were a family of English ironmasters, founded by Richard Fothergill I (1758–1821), whose business interests were in South Wales.

The estate

The Lowbridge Estate is located six miles north of Kendal in the Lake District National Park, England, off the A6 road.

Parts of the estate have been owned by the Fothergill family since 1761. The principal house on the estate is Lowbridge House (c. 17,750 sq. ft.) which was rebuilt between 1833 and 1837 by Richard Fothergill II in the then fashionable Romantic cottage orné style. A lodge house and a new drive were built at the same time as well as a lake and boathouse in front of the house.

In 1845, the estate was expanded through the purchase of the Dry Howe and Bannisdale Head farms and the construction of a road to link them to Lowbridge, thus creating the estate as it exists today. In 1867 the house was extended and in 1884 a "tennis house" and clay court were added.

The largest part of the estate is the Dry Howe Farm of about 1,888 acres which includes the farmhouse and a large part of Bannisdale Fell.

Sale

In 2015, it was announced that the whole estate, including the house, all the grounds and other buildings, was for sale for £3.25 million. Also included are a population of red deer, a grouse moor, and shooting rights. The deer are stalked in accordance with the North Lakes Red Deer Group management plan and in 2015, four stags and six hinds were shot.

References

Lowbridge Estate Wikipedia


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