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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: 1137761



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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Boltons

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Apr-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 72336

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NY 24 SW BOLTONS Mealsgate

6/28 Weary Hail

11.4.67 II* Hall now farmhouse. Mid C16 with additions dated and inscribed J.C. J.C. 1576 on recorded lintel (now not visible); early C19 and C20 fenestration. Mixed limestone rubble, partly roughcast, with eaves cornice under graduated greenslate roof with C19 red sandstone ashlar chimney stacks. Oldest part to left has extremely thick walls. Originally 3 storeys, but only the ground floor is occupied, with a large loft above (owner suggests a C19 fire in this area may have destroyed the floors above); right-angled extension of 3 storeys with attic, 2 bays and projecting staircase bay to right, all of similar roof line, in L-shape. Original house has blocked chamfered-surround entrance and ground floor chamfered-surround window to left. Blocked C19 upper windows under hoodmoulds. End wall left has later buttresses. C20 door and window in C20 openings. Rear wall has C16 3-light stone-mullioned window with rounded heads, partly blocked by outbuildings. Upper floor C19 sash windows under hoodmoulds. Extension has 6-panel door under radial fanlight in pilastered pedimented doorcase. Sash windows with glazing bars, those on ground floor double; hoodmoulds on upper floor. Blocked 2-light stone-mullioned windows and similar blocked windows in stair projection. Rear wall has C19 sash windows under hoodmoulds. Interior of oldest part has blocked spiral stair beside blocked doorway. Large segmental stone chamfered fire arch. Corbel stones support beamed ceiling. Extension has similar stone fireplace. Stair projection has spiral staircase removed. Broad late C17 oak staircase with turned balusters and broad moulded handrail, continuing up to attic. C16 house of the Porter family who owned the nearby Weary Hall Colliery. Sold to the Drury family c1710. See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xiv, pp86-101.

Listing NGR: NY2178141836

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 14, (), 86-101

National Grid Reference: NY 21781 41836


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