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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: 1210925



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Skelton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 27-Dec-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73982

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9/248 & 5/248 Scales Hall and barn adjoining 27.12.67 I

Partly fortified house with extensions and barn. Late C15 or early C16 with C17 and C19 additions and alterations. Late C16 barn. Thick walls of large blocks of pink sandstone, with extensions of similar sandstone rubble. Graduated greenslate roofs with coped gables and ball finials; large C17 dressed sandstone ridge chimney stacks. Barn of similar sandstone rubble under red sandstone slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays with flanking single-bay gabled cross wings and left rear 2-storey, 4-bay barn. H-shape. Central C20 door in C17 chamfered stone surround. Left early C16 2-light stone-mullioned windows, with rounded heads, under continuous hoodmould; and small chamfered-surround firewindow beyond a sloping buttress. Right sash windows in C19 stone surrounds and further right blocked window. Upper-floor sash windows in C17 stone architraves with the central stone mullions removed. Small firewindow over entrance and a central roof crease, suggesting an extension or porch which would have covered the firewindow. The left kitchen wing is earlier than the right and has C17 alterations to balance the facade. Former 2-light window, with mullion removed, under hoodmould; upper-floor large C17 2-light window with dripmould and oval gable vent. The return wall has 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows, partly blocked and 2 replaced by C19 sashes; small central kitchen firewindow. Right wing has former 2-light window, with mullion removed, under large C17 mullioned-and-transomed window with dripmould. Return wall has partly-blocked 2-light windows under hoodmoulds, the upper-floor blocked C17 cross-mullioned window flanked by 3-light similar windows. Rear of original house has a central C20 studded oak door in C17 quoined surround with keyed lintel under cornice. Small left casement window in stone surround and upper-floor 2-light flat stone-mullioned windows. A similar doorway under a sash window in C19 stone surround to side of kitchen wing. The right wing has a rear 2-bay double gable with C17 3- and 4-light mullioned windows, those on upper-floor also with transomes, all under dripmoulds. Oval gable window in pediment and similar window in return wall. 2-light C17 cellar windows. Barn has the appearance of a bastle house with extremely thick walls, an off-centre upper-floor chamfered- surround doorway and 2-light stone mullioned windows. Ground-floor blocked C19 doorway and 2-light flat stone-mullioned windows. Further right casement in C19 surround and left loft doorway. Rear covered by C19 outshut. A reused lintel dated 1591 in an adjoining barn is a suggested date for this barn. Interior of original house has a formerly external early C16 gable doorway with studded oak door, the rear drawbar in its original tunnel. Principal room has large stone segmental-arched fireplace and a complete Tudor beamed ceiling. Small C17 staircase in right extension. Kitchen wing has late C16 large stone segmental-arched fireplace and had another, now removed. See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xxxii, pp.80-3. One of the earliest houses of this type in Cumbria.

Listing NGR: NY4259140014

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 32, (), 80-3

National Grid Reference: NY 42591 40014


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