Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1051098

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

Statutory Address: HOWGILL CASTLE


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Statutory Address: HOWGILL CASTLE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: Eden (District Authority)

Parish: Milburn

National Grid Reference: NY 66513 29310



19/147 Howgill Castle 6.2.68 G.V. I Hall with cross-wings, probably dating from C14 with later additions and alterations. Walls faced with sandstone blocks with additions to rear of coursed, squared rubble; front and south side pebble-dashed. Graduated slate roofs, hipped to front of wings, with outshut to hall at rear; mid stone chimneys. Rear gable to north wing incorporates moulded embrasures of original projecting parapet. 2 storeys with attics, 5 bays (2.3.2.). Front wall to hall rebuilt and rest of front remodelled c1733 (date on rainwater head). Symmetrical except for retention of C16 mullioned and transomed attic window in north wing, all others being sashes with glazing bars in architraves (one only to wings' ground floors). Central plank door in architrave with segmental pediment. Other mullioned windows (some blocked) to north side and rear. South side of rear addition has two C17 carved stone panels with cherubs and swags, set high up in wall (similar carving to ornate fireplace in 1st floor hall). Internally, ground floor of each wing is barrel-vaulted. Original walls are c10½ ft thick and incorporate garderobes, stairs, and mural passages, one of which (to 1st floor at rear of hall, accessible via a trap-door) has shouldered arches with inner trefoil heads.

Listing NGR: NY6651329310


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 73207

Legacy System: LBS

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