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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: 1144444



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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Caldbeck

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

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: 72388

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NY 33 NW 13/80

CALDBECK, Hesket Newmarket, Hesket Hall

(Formerly listed as Hesket Hall Farmhouse)



Manor house, later farmhouse. Mid or late C17 for Sir Wilfrid Lawson. Cement rendered walls with flush stone quoins (each with an individual mason's mark) under parapet with urn finials on each corner. Hipped graduated greenslate roof with large square central rendered chimney stack. Square 2 storeys, 3 bays with lower 2-storey, single-bay gabled extensions to each face; ball finials on gables. Garden facade has 4-panel door in chamfered surround under hoodmould with oval window above in stone surround under hoodmould. Sash windows with glazing bars in stone surrounds. Side and rear walls and extensions have 3-light cross-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds. The site of an earlier house of the Bewley family, sold to William Lawson of Isel Hall in 1630 and rebuilt by his son, "a curious structure with twelve angles, so contrived that the shadows show the hours of the day". See Sir Edmund Thomas Bewley, The Bewleys of Cumberland, 1902, p39. Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, i, p31, Bishop Nicholson's Diary, "1685, June 6, By Sr Wilfrid Lawson's whim at Heskett".

Listing NGR: NY3397338646

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Thomas Bewley, E, The Bewleys of Cumberland, (1902), 39
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 1, (), 31

National Grid Reference: NY 33973 38646


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