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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: 1327215



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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Allhallows

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Apr-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 72307

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5/2 Harby Brow Tower, adjoining farmhouse and barn 11.4.67 I

Tower house, farmhouse and adjoining barn. C15 for Alexander Highmoor, early C19 farmhouse, replacing hall range dated by inscription retained inside THYS HOUSE WAS BUILDED IN THE FOURH YERE OF THE RYNE OF KYNG EDWARDE THE SEX WHAN A BOUSCHEL OF WETE WAS AT viis, A BOUSCHEL OF BERE A NOWBEL, MAULT iiiis ST(ONE) MORE, with porch inscribed THE BLESSING OF THE LORD IT MAKETH RICH G.A.M. (George Moore) THIS PORCH WAS BUILT AD 1876. Tower of large blocks of mixed red and yellow sandstone, with battlemented parapet and flush red sandstone quoins, on large plinth stones. Farmhouse and barn of coursed red sandstone rubble under graduated greenslate roof with rendered chimney stacks. 4-storey tower, adjoining farmhouse to left 2 storeys, 3 bays with barn continuing to left under common roof. West wall of tower, nearest to farmhouse, has hollow-chamfered doorway which originally gave access into the lower chamber, but is now internally blocked and only gives access to newel staircase. 2 periods of roof creases show height of original hall range. South wall has central chamfered-surround openings, that on second floor blocked, with flanking slit vents, those to left for staircase, those to right for garderobes. East wall has 2-light stone-mullioned windows with cusped heads. North wall has hollow-chamfered doorway and 2-light windows (similar) to east wall but these are C19 replacements. Projecting west and east carved-head water spouts below parapets. Inner ground floor stone tunnel-vault. Newel staircase for full height up to parapet walk. Garderobes have original stone seats and hand sinks. Blocked first floor doorway into former hall range. C15 stone fireplaces on 2 levels. Roof and floors gone but corbel stones still in place. Farmhouse has stone-porch, with coped gable and ball finial, and chamfered-surround side door. Sash windows in painted stone surrounds. Rear extension has reused lintel inscribed F.H. 1594. Barn has plank doors and sliding loft door with flanking slit vents. See J.F. Curwen, Castles & Towers of Cumberland & Westmorland, 1913, pp370-2. Further adjoining barns are not of interest. Scheduled A.M.

Listing NGR: NY1923841504

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Curwen, J F , Castles and Fortified Towers of Cumberland and Westmorland, (1913), 370-372

National Grid Reference: NY1923841504


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