Inner terrace wall, ramps and steps, north of Lowther Castle, Near Penrith, Lowther, Eden - Lake District (NP)

Sandstone terrace and turreted retaining wall, built 1806 to1819 by Smirke. The structure faces the North Park in front of the castle and is enclosed by the outer terrace. The structure’s consolidation is to be taken forward by the Lowther Estate Trust as part of the initiative led by the Lowther and Castles Gardens Trust to promote Lowther as a major heritage attraction. Repairs are in progress.

Inner terrace wall, ramps and steps, north of Lowther Castle, Near Penrith, Lowther, Eden - Lake District (NP)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Inner Terrace Wall, Ramps and Steps north of Lowther Castle
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1343690
  • Local Planning Authority: Lake District (NP)
  • Site Type: Barrier

Location

  • Building Name: Inner terrace wall
  • Locality: Near Penrith
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Eden
  • Parish: Lowther
  • National Park: Lake District (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II

Contact Details

Tim Wilkins 0161 242 1419

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England