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Blencow Hall

Hob Uid: 11273
Location :
Cumbria
Eden
Greystoke
Grid Ref : NY4501032600
Summary : Fortified house with gatehouse wing constructed during the late 15th century with additions and alterations of 1590 and further 20th century alterations.Two-storey 4-bay hall with flanking rectangular 3-storey single-bay towers, the left tower extending to the rear as a 2-storey, 5-bay gatehouse wing, forming overall, an H-shape.
More information : [NY 4501 3260] Blencow Hall [G.T.] (1)

Blencow Hall with tower probably built about the beginning of the 16th cent. in imitation of a Pele. The date stone 1590 gives the
date of the building of the central block. The building at the rear
thought to be a chapel probably results from a Gothic window
re-used. (2-3)

The SW tower is apparently the earliest structure with a later twin added to the NE: both are derelict. The 1590 dated central block and the 16th cent. south wing are restored and occupied.

The pointed arch window surround survives in a simple one-room stone building at NY 44993262 [Chapel (LB) published on OS 25"]. There is a strong local tradition of its original use as a chapel.

See GPs AO/66/193/1, 2, 3. (4)

Blencow Hall Grade 1 (5)

Listed with plan and illustration. (6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" (Prov.) 1957
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 73-80
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Vol(s) : 11, 1891
Source Number : 3
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 120-27
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Vol(s) : 7, 1937
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FRH 06-DEC-66
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Penrith Rural District, August 1966
Page(s) : 21
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Source Number : 6
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
Source details :
Page(s) : 180
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Vol(s) : vol.29

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late C15
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1467
Monument Type : Fortified House, Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 1590 additions/alterations
Monument End Date : 1590
Monument Start Date : 1590
Monument Type : Fortified House, Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : C20 alterations
Monument End Date : 1999
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 73855
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 43 SE 1
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 43 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-12-06
End Date : 1966-12-06
Associated Activities : Primary, BLENCOW HALL, PENRITH
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2006-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT BLENCOW HALL
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2006-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BLENCOW HALL, NORTH TOWER
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31