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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: 1326690



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Greystoke

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Dec-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73845

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12/124 Johnby Hall 27.12.67


Fortified house. Probably late C14 with C15, C16 and C17 extensions and late C17, C18 and C19 alterations. Thick pink sandstone rubble walls, on chamfered plinth, under hipped graduated greenslate roof with banded sandstone ashlar chimney stacks. C14 3-storey rectangular tower to which has been added a smaller C15 3-storey rectangular tower, joined by a short passageway; C16 unifying refacing and 3-storey angle stair turret, gives a 3-storey 4-bay facade; at left a right-angled C17 2-storey, 4-bay kitchen wing, forming overall L-shape. The main feature of the facade is the projecting right full-height stair turret which has on its left return wall a stone door architrave under a shaped hood, which is carried up and around a large panel inscribed WILLIAM MUSGRAVE, ISABEL MATENDALE 1583, with further English lettering giving the family descent. Upper-floor front 2- and 3-light windows under hoodmoulds. Facade has off-centre door in C19 surround, replacing the left 1747 doorway, now a window. Various 2- and 3-light windows on 3 levels, some mullioned and transomed, one of 5 lights. The return walls and rear have irregular small medieval openings, some of them blocked and various 2- and 3-light windows, some in C19 surrounds. The kitchen wing has a central Tudor-arched doorway under a terracotta panel of a horseman. 2- and 4-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows and left pent extension. Right link with the main house has a Tudor-arched doorway, up stone steps, the lintel inscribed WM CM 1637 (William Musgrave and Catherine his wife). Interior of the main house has original features such as vaulted basements, newel staircases and stone arched fireplaces. See W.M. Taylor, Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland & Cumberland, 1892, pp.294-304; Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian Archaeological Society, new series, xxxii, pp. 85-103.

Listing NGR: NY4341832758

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Taylor, M W , Old Manorial Halls of Cumberland and Westmorland, (1892), 294-304
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 32, (), 85-103

National Grid Reference: NY 43418 32758


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