GATEHOUSE AND CURTAIN WALL OF SCALES HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1210936
Date first listed:
24-Oct-1986
Statutory Address:
GATEHOUSE AND CURTAIN WALL OF SCALES HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
GATEHOUSE AND CURTAIN WALL OF SCALES HALL

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Eden (District Authority)
Parish:
Skelton
National Grid Reference:
NY 42621 40015

Details

NY 44 SW SKELTON SCALES

5/249 Gatehouse and curtain wall of Scales Hall

I

Gatehouse and short stretch of curtain wall. Late C16. Gatehouse has pink sandstone rubble walls, under graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and shaped finials. Wall of similar rubble with battlemented parapet. 2-storey gatehouse with left wall. Gateway has through segmental archway with roll moulding, under 3-light stone-mullioned window with hoodmould. An inscription over this window is too weathered to read. Arch jambs have slots for bars, but gates now removed. High wall now slopes down to C20 gateway and has survived because steps giving access to the parapet walk behind also give access to studded plank door in a chamfered surround which is in the left return wall of the gatehouse. Rear of gatehouse has been rebuilt in brick over a wooden lintel. Part of the fortified additions to Scales Hall, probably of 1591 for the Southaik family and can be compared with similar C16 curtain walls and gateways at Croglin Low Hall and Askerton Castle; a common feature in Westmorland, these are rare in Cumberland.

Listing NGR: NY4262140015

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
73986
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: 01 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08782/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Furness. Source Historic England Archive
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