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Allerdale (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NY 25943 44526



7/186 Islekirk Hall (formerly listed as 11.4.67 Islekirk Hall and adjoining cottage)


House. Mid C16 with late C17 and C19 alterations. Red sandstone rubble and dressed stone on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with stone chimney stacks. Extension of coursed red sandstone rubble under Welsh slate roof with brick chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 7 bays, with lower 2-bay extension to left. 2 top-glazed panelled doors in C19 painted stone surrounds. Sash windows, those on both floors in 3 left bays in painted architraves with cross-mullions removed; those to right in painted stone surrounds; 2 upper-floor painted false windows. End wall to left has 3-light stone-mullioned window with round-headed lights, partly blocked by extension. Extension has plank door in alternate-block surround. Sash windows with glazing bars in painted stone surrounds. Rear wall of house was the original front. Plank door in C19 stone surround, which is blocking a former window or doorway of which 3-lights remain above, partly blocked. 0thers 2- and 3-light double-chamfered with round-headed lights, 2 blocked, those on extreme left with mullions removed and upper floor window enlarged. Projecting 2-storey and single-storey outshuts cover remainder of facade and are not of interest. 2 stones with diamond broaching suggest that these and other stones come from the Roman fort at Old Carlisle nearby. Site of the Hermitage of St Hilda. Tenanted by the Barwis family as early as 1529 and was granted to them in 1544, remaining in that family until 1708. See Hudleston & Boumphrey, Cumberland Families and Heraldry, 1978, pl5; Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, 1, pp135-151; li, ppl17-136.

Listing NGR: NY2594344526


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Hudleston, , Boumphrey, , Cumberland Families and Heraldry, (1978), 15
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, (), 117-136
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, (), 135-151


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

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Date: 29 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/12055/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Wright. Source Historic England Archive
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