Calder Abbey House, incorporating ruins and courtyard buildings adjoining to the east, St. Bridget Beckermet, Copeland - Lake District (NP)

An extension to Calder Abbey following the Dissolution of the Abbey, the house dates from early C18 but contains elements of the earlier monastic building. Further extension and alterations were designed by G Faulkner Armitage in the early C20, creating an impressive Arts and Crafts interior. Flashings and rainwater goods are in poor condition. The condition of the building is slowly deteriorating.

Calder Abbey House, incorporating ruins and courtyard buildings adjoining to the east, St. Bridget Beckermet, Copeland - Lake District (NP)
© Lake District National Park Authority

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: House, Incorporating Monastic Ruins and Courtyard Buildings adjoining to east
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1336040
  • Local Planning Authority: Lake District (NP)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house

Location

  • Building Name: Calder Abbey House
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Copeland
  • Parish: St. Bridget Beckermet
  • National Park: Lake District (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Copeland
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

Charles Smith 0161 242 1436

Next steps

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