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Broughton Tower

Hob Uid: 38570
Location :
Cumbria
South Lakeland
Broughton West
Grid Ref : SD2139087920
Summary : House, now school, incorporating a 14th century pele tower with dungeon which was extended to the south in the mid/late 18th century. The wings were added in 1882-3 and the building was further extended in the 20th century. Stone-built, with slate roofs. Also former site of a dovecote, no longer surviving above ground.
More information : (SD 21398792) Broughton Tower (NR)
'A' (SD 21478801) Pigeon Cote (Ruins) (TI) (1)

Broughton Tower is a spacious mansion built round a 14th century pele tower. On the north side the tower is visible up to about 60 feet. In the mid-15th century the house was built. The windows are all ogee-headed. In 1832 to 3 the wings were added, keeping the front in harmony with the Georgian work. (2)

A rubble-built tower with well-fashioned quoins. All windows are modern except for a small square window above ground level in the north-east wall. Extensions against the north-west and
south-east sides have drainpipes dated 1744 and 1777. The south-west block is modern.

No traces are now to be seen of the Pigeon Cote. The site is 115.0m north-east of the tower which is a nearly level area in a pasture field.

"The artificial earthwork" (a) possibly refers to SD 28 NW 7
which lies within the grounds. (3)

Now a special school owned by the Lancashire County Council. (4)

Broughton Tower, A Medieval pele tower extended into a large pseudo-Gothic style mansion in the 18th century, altered and two end towers added to the facade in 1881, is grade 2*. (5)

House, now school, incorporating a 14th century pele tower which was extended to the south in the mid/late 18th century. The wings were added in 1882-3 and the building was further extended in the 20th century. Stone-built, with slate roofs. Listed Grade II*. (6)

Listed with plan and illustrations. (7)

Listed by Cathcart King. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1850
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Source : Lancashire, 2. The rural north
Source details : Bldgs of Eng North Lancs 1969 78 (N Pevsner)
Page(s) : 78
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 09-AUG-57
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details : Trans Cumb & Westm A & AS 13 1913 258-9 (J F Curwen)
Page(s) : 258-9
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Vol(s) : 13
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 RWE 10-JAN-69
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) North Lonsdale RD Lancs Aug 1962 141
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of South Lakeland, 05-MAR-1990
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Source Number : 7
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
Source details :
Page(s) : 376-7
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Vol(s) : vol.29
Source Number : 8
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Dovecote
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Pele Tower, Dungeon
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Dovecote
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Mid/late C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1733
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extended 1882-3
Monument End Date : 1883
Monument Start Date : 1882
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Extended C20
Monument End Date : 1999
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Special School
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 : 75801
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 28 NW 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 28 NW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1957-08-09
End Date : 1957-08-09
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 28 NW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-01-10
End Date : 1969-01-10