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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: 1326959



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Waitby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73043

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5/82 Smardale Hall and 6.2.68 adjoining buildings II*

Buildings date from C15/C16 centuries. Present Hall of coursed rubble has a tower at each corner, banded just below top. Graduated slate roof with stone chimneys; ball finials to conical tower roofs. 2 storeys, 6 bays. The majority of windows to both side elevations have 2, 3, or 4-lights in stucco surrounds; 2-light window in apex of south gable is only surviving example with stone mullion. All doors are C19/C20 insertions. Internally, large segmental arch to kitchen fireplace survives. Attached range of farm buildings once formed south range to Hall's original courtyard plan. Slobbered rubble walls with graduated slate roof. 2 storeys. Blocked doors and windows can be seen on both side elevations. Internally, the hay loft was once the Great Hall and some decorative plasterwork survives on the eastern wall. The relative thicknesses of their walls suggests that the south-east tower pre-dates the other 3 which may have been added for symmetry. A c1670 plan shows a C14 tower-house in the east wing; this was built by the Smerdales (ie pre 1388) and the rest of the house by the Warcops (ie pre 1580). See Carlisle record Office M.S. D/D&C/Machell III p.225. (From the 6 vols of notes towards a history of Cumberland & Westmorland by the Reverend Thomas Machell in the Dean & Chapter Library, Carlisle).

Listing NGR: NY7392008096

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Machell, T, 'A History of Cumberland and Westmorland' in A History of Cumberland and Westmorland, , Vol. 3, (), 225

National Grid Reference: NY 73920 08096


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