High Head Castle, High Head, Skelton - Eden

Elegant Georgian house, incorporating part of medieval castle, now a structurally unsound shell. With support from Historic England funding, emergency stabliisation works have been completed in recent years, together with production of an options appraisal to help secure a viable and sustainable long term use.

High Head Castle, High Head, Skelton - Eden
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: High Head Castle Eighteenth Century Wing
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1145451
  • Local Planning Authority: Eden
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: High Head Castle
  • Locality: High Head
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Eden
  • Parish: Skelton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private