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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: 1144460



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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Blennerhasset and Torpenhow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Jan-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 72323

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11/14 Torpenhow Hall


Manor house now farmhouse. Mid C16 with C19 and C20 alterations. Extremely thick cement rendered walls under graduated greenslate roof with brick chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 3 bays, with slightly lower 2-bay extension to right. C20 door in chamfered surround under Tudor arch with inscribed initial A. Further C20 entrance to left within C20 porch. Original window between entrances has mullions removed and chamfered surround under hoodmould with label stops inscribed J.A. (John Appleby). Irregularly-spaced sash windows in C19 surrounds. Extension has 2 plank doors and sash windows in stone surrounds. Rear upper floor 3-light stone-mullioned window has one mullion removed, the remaining light with round head, under hoodmould with inscribed label stops as front window. Sash windows in C19 painted stone surrounds. Rear 2-storey, single-bay extension has C19 sash windows. Interior has inglenook with stone heck partition and massive firebeam; similar ceiling beam. Original ground floor window is splayed on the inside and stepped to provide a window seat in the thickness of the wall. Low roof trusses projecting down into each bedroom are probably C16. John Appleby acquired the hall in c1567. Sold by the Appleby family to Sir George Fletcher in 1658/9. See Cumbria County Record Office, D/Van deeds. Right-angled barn extension to extreme right is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY2062639748

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National Grid Reference: NY 20632 39763


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