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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: 1216980



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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hayton and Mealo

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Apr-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 411489

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7/63 Hayton Castle 11.4.67 G.V. I

Castle now house. C14 or C15 tower, with C16 and C17 additions for the Musgrave family. Large blocks of dressed red sandstone, with stone parapet, on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with sandstone chimney stacks. 2 storeys with attic, 8 bays of double span. Core of tower to rear with flanking C16 extensions in an L-shape; the angle of the L infilled in C17 to form large rectangular building. C19 top-glazed panelled door in late C17 bolection architrave under segmental pediment containing carved heads and urn with shaped finials. Left bays have C16 double-chamfered cross-mullioned windows with glazing bars under hoodmoulds, and smaller 3-light attic windows. Right bays have sash windows in late C17 architraves. Left return has plank door within C20 wooden porch, this and the windows in C16 surrounds under hoodmoulds; some windows have cross mullions and glazing bars. Right return has sash windows in late C17 architraves. Rear of 4 gables,the oldest part supported by 2 large wedge-shaped buttresses. C15-C17 windows at different levels, some under hoodmoulds. Coat-of-arms on left side wall and internal armorial panel on stairs dated 1609 and both to Musgrave family. Thick internal walls containing many medieval and C16 features fully described and planned in Transactions of Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xiii, pp.234-243.

Listing NGR: NY1103441730

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 13, (), 234-243

National Grid Reference: NY 11034 41730


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