Workington Hall tower house and later medieval fortified house, Workington - Allerdale

Medieval tower house, expanded and enlarged, most recently in the eighteenth century. A decision to de-roof the building and consolidate it as a ruin was taken in the 1970s. In the past decade it has seldom been accessible to the public, and maintenance has declined. Recent repairs have addressed major masonry and roof issues, but woody vegetation remains established in the masonry and a further phase of work is required.

Workington Hall tower house and later medieval fortified house, Workington - Allerdale
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Workington Hall tower house and later medieval fortified house
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1020458
  • Local Planning Authority: Allerdale
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house

Location

  • Building Name: Workington Hall tower house and later medieval fortified house
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Allerdale
  • Parish: Workington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Workington
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • 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: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1020458 and 1144479

Contact Details

Tim Wilkins 0161 242 1419

Next steps

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