Thistlewood Tower


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Statutory Address:
Thistlewood Tower, High Bridge, Dalston, CA5 7DS


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Statutory Address:
Thistlewood Tower, High Bridge, Dalston, CA5 7DS

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

Eden (District Authority)
Castle Sowerby
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NY 34 SE 4/8


(Formerly listed as Thistlewood Farmhouse, HIGHBRIDGE)


Fortified tower and extension. Probably early C15 with C16 alterations and late C17 extension. Tower has thick red sandstone rubble walls with flush quoins, now under gabled red sandstone slate roof with small banded red sandstone chimney stacks. Extension of dark-pink coursed sandstone rubble walls with flush cream sandstone quoins and eaves cornice, on chamfered plinth. Welsh slate roof with bottom courses of sandstone slate; banded red sandstone chimney stacks. Rectangular tower of two storeys over basement, with lower two-storey, four-bay extension. Tower has basement loops; the other small original windows at various levels have been blocked and replaced by two- and three-light late C16 stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds. Extension has central C20 door in chamfered C17 surround under drip mould. Two-light stone-mullioned windows under drip moulds.

Interior of the tower is thought to be of some interest but unable to gain access at the time of survey. Small single-storey additions to tower are not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY3965043632


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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: 02 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08782/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Furness. Source Historic England Archive
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