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Workington Hall

Hob Uid: 8877
Location :
Cumbria
Allerdale
Workington
Grid Ref : NY0077028800
Summary : Tower probably erected in 1362 and greatly enlarged in the 15th century, probably circa 1404, to become a fortified tower house. New windows were inserted in the early 16th century and in the late 16th century the north range was extended. There were some alterations in the mid 17th century. Additions were also carried out between 1783-89, probably by John Carr. The building is now ruinous.
More information : [NY 0077 2880] Workington Hall [NR] Gateway [NR] (1)

Derelict for many years; in 1973 being reduced to a ruinous, Medieval core. (2)

Workington Hall.
Fortified tower house with various additions, now in ruins. Mid C14 with C15 and C16 alterations and additions; late 1783-89 additions by John Carr for the Curwen Family. The family obtained licence to crenellate in 1380 (the foundation stone for the tower is said to have been laid 8 May 1362) and owned by them until sold to the local council in mid C20. After vandalisation the council reduced the building to a controlled ruin. (3-4)

NY 008 288. Workington Hall. Scheduled. (5)

In the Register of parks and Gardens. (6)

NY 00772880. Workington Hall tower and later medieval fortified house. Scheduling amended. (7)

Following partial demolition and reroofing in 1982, a detailed study of the building was undertaken. Plan. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1957
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME 1975 Monuments Threatened or Destroyed (1963-74) p46
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Source Number : 3
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) District of Allerdale, Cumbria 13th December 1985, 20
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Clare T. (1983) Report on the Fortified Buildings of Cumbria, Cumbria County Council Appendix 3 (Unpublished)
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Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : Cumbria
Page(s) : 8
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Source Number : 6
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 : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 07-MAR-2002
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Source Number : 8
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
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Page(s) : 110
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Vol(s) : vol.29

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Probably built in 1362
Monument End Date : 1362
Monument Start Date : 1362
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Greatly enlarged circa 1404
Monument End Date : 1414
Monument Start Date : 1394
Monument Type : Fortified House, Curtain Wall, Courtyard
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C16
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Fortified House, Gatehouse
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C16
Monument End Date : 1600
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Fortified House, Gatehouse
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Hanoverian
Display Date : Late C18 or early C19
Monument End Date : 1832
Monument Start Date : 1767
Monument Type : Country House, Library, Conservatory, Kitchen Garden
Evidence : Ruined Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Georgian
Display Date : Addition between 1783-1789
Monument End Date : 1789
Monument Start Date : 1783
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Late 20th Century
Display Date : Roof removed in 1970s
Monument End Date : 1979
Monument Start Date : 1970
Monument Type : Building
Evidence : Ruined Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34980
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 72269
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 88610
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 02 NW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1070210
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1071951
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Associated Monuments : 8889
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, WORKINGTON HALL
Activity type : MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Start Date : 2006-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31