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South Lakeland (District Authority)
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SD 62368 79709



19/38 Casterton Old Hall 12.11.52 II

House, now school residence. C17 with later addition. Stone rubble with slobbered mortar and slate roof. Central entrance plan with east extension. South facade of 2 storeys and 4 bays; the 2nd bay projects as narrow porch bay under catslide roof; 4th bay is lower, under shallower roof. Double-chamfered- mullioned windows, most with transom and label mould; ground floor has 4:3:2-light windows; 1st floor has 4:2 (no transom): 2:2-light windows. Entrance has flat pilasters with hollow chamfered arrises, lintel has hollow-chamfered segmental soffit with keystone with grenade, pulvinated frieze with rosettes, cornice and slate canopy; panelled door. 1st and 3rd bays have gable-end stacks with diagonal shafts, that to 1st bay projects. Left return has cross-mullioned window to ground floor, 2 windows of 2 lights to 1st floor and 2 attic lights. Rear has gabled wing with projecting gable-end stack with diagonal shafts. Basement and attic lights; ground floor 4-light window with leaded glazing, similar 3-light window to 1st floor; right return has sashed windows, that to ground floor with glazing bars. Rear of extension has casement windows. Right return has entrance with wide-boarded door. Interior: Ground floor has 2 fireplaces, one with Tudor-arched opening, twisted wood, columns and overmantel with relief panels of busts, dragons, etc., probably of 1530-40 re-used, the other with segmental head and moulded jambs. Built-in cupboard has fluted columns flanking front doors with panels inscribed: "WHA" and "1613", and also flanking rear fielded panelling. Round-headed entrance to stair has paired 3-panel doors; one 2-panel door with bolection moulding, stair has turned balustered and newels. 1st floor has room with panelling moulded to 3 sides, 12-panel door with wood handle.

Listing NGR: SD6236879709


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

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Date: 19 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/09396/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr CJ Wright. Source Historic England Archive
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