Over the years, Many homes disappeared, mainly to make way for
newer buildings, shops and hotels, but Kendal still has some
marvellous historic buildings.
One of these, Stricklandgate House, which stands on the western
side of the street, about halfway up, remains very little altered.
It is an excellent example of an eighteenth-century town house.
The building has had many uses - as a bank, as a museum and, for
a time, as the main offices of the former South Westmorland Rural
District Council - but with so many - original features retained,
the present owners sought to restore and conserve the architectural
and historical heritage.