KIRKANDREWS TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1205396
Date first listed:
01-Apr-1957
Statutory Address:
KIRKANDREWS TOWER

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Location

Statutory Address:
KIRKANDREWS TOWER

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Carlisle (District Authority)
Parish:
Kirkandrews
National Grid Reference:
NY 38914 71928

Details

NY 37 SE KIRKANDREWS KIRKANDREWS ON ESK

14/71 Kirkandrews Tower 1.4.57 G.V. II*

House, formerly tower house. C16 replacing earlier tower, for the Graham family, with C18 and C20 alterations. Thick red sandstone rubble walls on chamfered plinth with large flush quoins, corbelled parapets with projecting water spouts; steeply pitched gabled slate roof with parapet, end stone chimney stacks. 3 storeys, 2 bays. C20 first floor door in roll moulded architrave, reached by C19 external stone steps; entrance to basement below has plank door and similar architrave. Small original window to left of entrance; 2 similar windows on 2 levels above have been blocked. Partly blocked C18 openings, on 3 levels to left, with C20 casements. Rear wall has large C18 blocked window; C19 window to left, other windows are C20. Interior has vaulted basement originally reached by trap door from first floor. Newel staircase in thickness of wall beside entrance. See Curwen, Castles & Towers of Cumberland & Westmorland, 1913, p381.

Listing NGR: NY3891471928

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
78154
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Apr 2003
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