SALMON COOPS TO SOUTH OF CORBY CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1087677
Date first listed:
01-Apr-1957
Date of most recent amendment:
22-Sep-1983
Statutory Address:
SALMON COOPS TO SOUTH OF CORBY CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
SALMON COOPS TO SOUTH OF CORBY CASTLE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Carlisle (District Authority)
Parish:
Wetheral
National Grid Reference:
NY 46854 53687

Details

WETHERAL GREAT CORBY NY 45 SE

9/145 Salmon coops to South of Corby Castle (formerly listed under Byre Hill Farm)

I

Salmon coops. C12, with later repairs, for Wetheral Priory. Structure similar to that of a bridge with 3 splayed cutwater piers of dressed red sandstone and 2 abutments built into the bed and bank of the River Eden, between the east bank and Monk's Island, where the river flows in 2 channels (it is thought that the monks. created the east channel especially to catch salmon, although it could be a natural feature). Between the piers and abutments are a series of wooden pans and sluice-gates, intended for catching salmon going upstream to spawn, which can be cleared by means of trap-doors above; and a cat-walk extending over the piers as a bridge. It is difficult to date any part of this structure, but it could well retain features of a C12 date: documents relating to the Priory include references to the necessary Royal licenses, requires for the strict control of such a structure. After the dissolution, the coops passed to the Howard family of Corby Castle, who still own them and use them occasionally. There is a wooden crane on the bank, which was probably intended for lifting the pens in and out of the water. Illustrated; Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.34.

Listing NGR: NY4685453687

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
77727
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 7 January, (1954), 34
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 9 Cumbria,

Legal

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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