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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: 1337015



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Matterdale

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

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: 74551

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In the entry for:- MATTERDALE A592 (north side)

6/149 Lyulph's Tower

The previous listing date "27-12-67" shall be added


MATTERDALE A592 (north side) NY 42 SW 6/149 Lyulph's Tower -

- II* House. c1795. For Duke of Norfolk. Stone rubble with some ashlar dressings and some roughcast. 3 ranges in half-hexagon plan, with range to rear of central range, octagonal angle towers. Central range of 2 storeys and 4 bays. 1st floor sill band and high, coped parapet. Ground floor has round-headed windows to central bays, with paired sashes with glazing bars and intersecting glazing bars above; outer bays have 2-light single-chamfered-mullioned windows. 1st floor has 2 round-headed windows under relieving arch to central bays, paired sashes as below; outer bays have small-paned cross-casements, that to 4th bay a later replacement. 3-stage towers are part roughcast and have string courses and embattled parapets, round-headed window to ground and 1st floors of each tower, that to ground floor of tower to right retains sash, other casements; small sash to 2nd floor of tower to left, that to right has round-headed casement. Range to left of 3 bays; embattled parapet and strings. Part roughcast. Round-headed windows with casements to 1st floor; tower to left has small casement in blocked round-headed window to ground floor and round-headed 1st floor window; all casements. Round-headed entrance in skew arch has blocked fanlight and studded door. Range to right has roughcast addition to 1st bay and roughcast tower; embattled parapet and strings. 2nd and 3rd bays and ground floor of tower to left have round-headed windows, paired sashes with single glazing bars and horns; intersecting tracery above. 1st bay has extension, canted back on ground floor level. Round-headed entrance; intersecting glazing bars to fanlight, sashes, single glazing bars over; embattled parapet. Small-paned cross-casement to tower 1st floor. rear has slate-hung lean-to outshuts flanking 5-bay range with hipped roof, triple sashes to ground floor, paired sashes to 1st floor, one single light, entrance to each end; several stacks. Outshut to right has return with round-headed windows, that to ground floor blocked, that to 1st floor with paired sashes, glazing bars, intersecting bars. Interiors are plain, one tower room has flag floor and fireplace with architrave, frieze and cornice. Other rooms have plain panelling. An early example of the Romantic Gothick castellated style; referred to by Wordsworth, Southey and Scott.

Listing NGR: NY4041220196

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National Grid Reference: NY 40412 20196


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