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. Historic England has offered grant aid in 2019 towards repair of the east side of the complex.

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