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Catterlen Hall

Hob Uid: 11285
Location :
Cumbria
Eden
Catterlen
Grid Ref : NY4780032070
Summary : A fortified tower house, built circa 1460, to replace an earlier 12th century tower house. In 1577 an Elizabethan wing was added to the south of the tower and in 1657 a Renaissance wing was added to the south end of the Elizabethan wing. The tower has thick pink sandstone block walls on projecting boulder plinth, with projecting battlemented parapets and stone water spouts. There is a flat roof which is not visible. The hall ranges have have similar, but thinner walls, under a graduated greenslate roof with large red sandstone chimney stacks. The tower is rectangular and of two storeys over a vaulted basement.
More information : [NY 478 320] Catterlen Hall [G.T.] Tower [G.T.] (1)

Catterlen Hall has a pele tower built 1460, with newel stair and crenellated parapet. The main hall has an Elizabethan wing with date stone 1577 and a second wing built 1657. (2)

The pele tower, now semi-derelict, is at NY 47803207, and incorporated into the main block. The latter at NY 47803206 is predominately Elizabethan, now an occupied farmhouse. The south wing is completely original, 1657 period (date on fireplaces) and used only for farm storage.
See GPs AO/66/193/4 and 5. (3)

Catterlen Hall Grade 1. (4)

Catterlen Hall A fortified tower with later hall wings. Grade 1. (6)

NY 47803207 Catterlen Hall tower house. Built in c1460 to replace an earlier 12th century tower house (NY 43 SE 16). In 1577 an Elizabethan wing was added to the south of the tower and in 1657 a Renaissance wing was added to the south end of the Elizabethan wing. During the 1970s and 1980s the tower was renovated; scheduled. (7)

Listed with plan and illustration. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : O.S. 6" 1957
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
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Page(s) : 112-9
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Vol(s) : 7, 1907
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FRH 06-DEC-66
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Provisional List, Penrith Rural District, Aug-1966
Page(s) : 6
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Eden, 24-OCT-1986
Page(s) : 7
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : 15-Feb-95
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Source Number : 7
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
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Page(s) : 198
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Vol(s) : vol.29

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : c1460
Monument End Date : 1470
Monument Start Date : 1450
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Wing added 1577
Monument End Date : 1577
Monument Start Date : 1577
Monument Type : Tower House, Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Wing added 1657
Monument End Date : 1657
Monument Start Date : 1657
Monument Type : Tower House, Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Renovated in 1970s/1980s
Monument End Date : 1989
Monument Start Date : 1970
Monument Type : Tower House, Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 23776
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : CU 338
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 73741
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 43 SE 7
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1043689
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 927387
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 43 SE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-12-06
End Date : 1966-12-06
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 38 SW 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-12-14
End Date : 1973-12-14