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Sizergh Castle

Hob Uid: 41573
Location :
Cumbria
South Lakeland
Helsington
Grid Ref : SD4987087870
Summary : The earliest remains are of a 14th-century manor house which had a ground-floor hall, a crenellated four-storey solar tower, and a service block. This building was radically altered in the late 1550s and early 1560s by Walter Strickland. The solar tower was remodelled; a new hall with attics was built, the service block was rebuilt as a three-storey lower end tower with associated garderobe wing, and two long wings, the south wing with a long gallery over lodgings, the north wing with a kitchen, service rooms and accommodation for upper servants were all added. The fitting out of the interior continued after Walter's death in 1569. This later work included the Inlaid Chamber. Alterations were made throughout the eighteenth century to the circulation pattern of the house as well as to its fittings, as they were in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
More information : (SD 49878789) Sizergh Castle (NR) (1)

National Trust Guide (2) and RCHM report and plan. (3)

Sizergh Castle. South Tower, probably C15, (previously thought to be C14 and the earliest building on the site) appears to have been added to earlier hall with cross-wing which forms the basis of the North Tower. Original pre-C15 external entrance to hall is at ground floor level on east side. Remains of wall under present veranda to east apparently date from alterations to enlarge hall carried out between 1670 and 1770. Alterations to accommodate carriage entrance during the C19. Mid C16 subsidiary wings to west with later alterations. Limestone rubble wall and pitched roofs with decorative barge boards - probably C17. Leadwork to South Tower turret dated 1749. (3)

Listed with plan and illustrations. (4)

Additional references. (5-6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : National Trust Guide - Sizergh Castle 1965
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Source Number : 3
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in Westmorland
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Page(s) : 105
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) District of South Lakeland, Cumbria 22nd November 1983, 4
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Source Number : 5
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Cumbria (1985)
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Vol(s) : Part 9
Source Number : 6
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
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Page(s) : 366-7
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Vol(s) : vol.29

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built C14
Monument End Date : 1400
Monument Start Date : 1301
Monument Type : Manor House, Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Probable C15 construction
Monument End Date : 1500
Monument Start Date : 1401
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Alterations of 1670-1780
Monument End Date : 1780
Monument Start Date : 1670
Monument Type : Cross Wing House, Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C19 alterations
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Early C20 alterations
Monument End Date : 1932
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Country 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 : 75286
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 99114
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 48 NE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 41603
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14
Associated Activities : Primary, SIZERGH CASTLE
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2006-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, SIZERGH CASTLE PARK
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2013-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31