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Castle Dairy

Hob Uid: 43219
Location :
Cumbria
South Lakeland
Kendal
Grid Ref : SD5193093060
Summary : Farmhouse, incorporating a 14th century cross wing hall house. The house was extensively remodelled circa 1560 and the wings were remodelled in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was restored in the 20th century. Now a restaurant. The upper room of the north west wing is the traditional remains of a domestic chapel and contains a 14th century window.
More information : Castle Dairy, Wildman Street (sited by map. p126, to SD 51939306), has a hall and cross-wings of the 14th century; it was twice altered in the 16th century (1); and restored by the Corporation in the 20th century (2). The SW wing was extended in the late 17th-early 18th centuries; the NW wing is 17th century (1). (1-3)

The upper room in the NW cross-wing is locally known as "The Chapel"; it has a 14th century window of two lights; there is a strong tradition of a chapel having existed at the E end of Stramongate Bridge (3). Burn (4) gives its dedication as "All Hallows" (probably wrongly (3), as Speed (a) sites this on the W side of the town), and states that it had been "converted into a dwelling".

The name "Castle Dairy" originates from the belief that it occupies the site of the Castle Dairy Farm; the Castle forge is said to have been on the site of the bake-houses at the rear of 18 Wildman St, nearer the river (3).

The building as described is well preserved both internally and externally, but is not outstanding. (4)

It is open to the public at a small charge (see photographs). (5)

Listed Grade 1. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in Westmorland
Source details :
Page(s) : 125-6
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Plates : 114
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details : 1938
Page(s) : 305
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Vol(s) : 38
Source Number : 3
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details : 1916 (J F Curwen)
Page(s) : 101-7
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Vol(s) : 16
Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Plan of Kendal 1614 (in Atlas) (J Speed)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History and Antiquities of Westmorland and Cumberland 1 1777 75 (Nicolson & Burn)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHP 27-OCT-72
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Borough of Kendal 9/1965 27
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Chapel, Cross Wing House, Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled c1560
Monument End Date : 1570
Monument Start Date : 1550
Monument Type : Cross Wing House, Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C17 additions
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Cross Wing House, Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18 additions
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Hall House, Cross Wing House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Restored in C20
Monument End Date : 1999
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Farmhouse, Restaurant
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 : 75521
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 59 SW 9
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 59 SW 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-10-27
End Date : 1972-10-27
Associated Activities : Primary, CASTLE DAIRY, WILDMAN STREET
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2010-01-01
End Date : 2010-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, THE CASTLE DAIRY, WILDMAN STREET
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2013-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31