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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: 1137207



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wharton


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: 73046

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NY 70 NE


Wharton Hall

6/85 6.2.68


Large house of courtyard plan. In building between late C14 and C17. Coursed rubble with quoins. Welsh slate roofs with projecting stone chimneys. Crenelation to main (north-east) building. Various multi-light windows with square heads, hoodmoulds and stone mullions. Substantial remains of Great Hall and kitchen. Gatehouse virtually intact although lacking roof and floors. Wharton coat of arms on the exterior. See R.C.H.M. for detailed description. For C17 description and plan, see M.S. D/D&C/Machell III p.202 in Carlisle Record office. (From 6 vols of notes towards a history of Cumberland & Westmorland by the Reverend Thomas Machell in the Dean & Chapter Library, Carlisle).

Listing NGR: NY7706806226

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Machell, T, 'A History of Cumberland and Westmorland' in A History of Cumberland and Westmorland, , Vol. 3, (), 202

National Grid Reference: NY7706806226


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