WARNELL HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1311727

Date first listed: 11-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Jan-1986

Statutory Address: WARNELL HALL

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Location

Statutory Address: WARNELL HALL

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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale (District Authority)

Parish: Sebergham

National Grid Reference: NY 35052 41339

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Details

NY 34 SE SEBERGHAM Warnell

9/178 Warnell Hall (formerly listed as 11.4.67 Warne11's Hall)

G.V. II*

Fortified house now farmhouse. Early or mid C16 incorporating part of a C14 tower with alterations, dated and inscribed over entrance T & M D 1683 with Denton coat-of-arms. Large blocks of mixed calciferous and pink sandstone with graduated greenslate roof and stone chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays with stair projection to rear making shape; originally a fortified courtyard plan. Top-glazed panelled door in alternate-block surround under cornice and voussoir frieze. 2-light stone-mullioned windows under cornices are of 1683. Confined fenestration is explained by adjoining courtyard range, that to right listed separately, but that to left now demolished, leaving blank wall. Rear 2- and 3-light stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds could be C16. Wall at left rear has earlier blocked window and is said to contain the remains of a newel staircase of the C14 tower, now demolished. Further single-storey rear extension is probably early C18. Interior has large segmental-arched stone fireplace in principal ground-floor room. Late C17 oak staircase with twisted balusters and broad moulded handrail. House of Dacre family which was exchanged with the Denton family for Denton Hall in 1507; sold by the Dentons to Sir James Lowther in 1774 and still in the possession of that family. See W.T. McIntyre, Warnell Hall, Cumberland News, 4 August 1934; Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xx, p238.

Listing NGR: NY3505241339

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 72486

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 20, (), 238
McIntyre, W T, 'Cumberland News' in Warnell Hall, (1934)

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