Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1145437

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

Statutory Address: CRAKE TREES (TOWER HOUSE)


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Statutory Address: CRAKE TREES (TOWER HOUSE)

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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden (District Authority)

Parish: Crosby Ravensworth

National Grid Reference: NY 61572 15563


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5/3 Crake Trees 6.2.68 (tower house)


House, now ruinous, incorporating tower. At least 2 separate builds: Tower probably C14, linked to solar block by single-storey hall; 1st floor added to hall, probably in C16 or C17. Later additions and alterations. Said to have been a residence of the Lancaster family. Coursed, squared rubble with quoins. Roofless. Tower has been reduced and now stands only 2 storeys high; walls to hall and solar were 2 storeys high in 1934 (R.C.H.M. Westmorland Inventory) but have been somewhat reduced since then. Windows of various dates remain, including one with a C14 trefoiled ogee head in the south face of the tower. Barrel vault to towers ground floor survives intact; stone newel stair and a number of fireplaces remain in situ.

Listing NGR: NY6157215563


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Legacy System number: 74019

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
'Inventory Of Westmorland' in Inventory Of Westmorland, (1936)

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