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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1051098



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Milburn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73207

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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

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National Grid Reference: NY 66513 29310


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