CORBY CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1087717
Date first listed:
01-Apr-1957
Statutory Address:
CORBY CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
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 47089 54201

Details

WETHERAL GREAT CORBY NY 4754 15/137 Corby Castle

1. 4.57. I Castle. C13 tower house encased in later buildings: additions c1630 and c1690, with present facade built between April 1812 and September 1817, by Peter Nicholson for Henry Howard. Red sandstone ashlar, slate roofs. 3 storeys, 5 bays to south front, which has tetrastyle Greek Doric porch, flanked by arcaded loggia above which is a central tripartite window and a Diocletian window on 2nd floor. West face of 3 storeys, 7 bays, has open Greek Doric loggia connected to central recessed bays: both facades have cornice surmounted by the Corby lion (heraldic device of the Howard family). Interior includes; Grecian entrance hall with moulded plasterwork to ceilings and niches; 1720's main staircase of 3 flights, with twisted balusters and ramped handrail; medieval spiral staircase in original tower; mural paintings of Alpine scenes by Matthew Nutter of Carlisle, in bedrooms. Set in grounds laid-out between 1708 and 1729 by Thomas Howard, incorporating many buildings and features listed separately. See Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.32-35, 14 January, p.92-95.

Listing NGR: NY4708954201

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
77719
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 7 January, (1954), 32-35
'Country Life' in 14 January, (1954), 92-95
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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