NY3541 : Warnell Hall

taken 12 years ago, near to Sebergham, Cumbria, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Warnell Hall in this square
Warnell Hall
Warnell Hall
Fortified house now farmhouse. Early or mid C16 incorporating part of a C14
tower with alterations, dated and inscribed over entrance T & M D 1683 with
Denton coat-of-arms. Large blocks of mixed calciferous and pink sandstone with
graduated greenslate roof and stone chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays with
stair projection to rear making shape; originally a fortified courtyard plan.
Top-glazed panelled door in alternate-block surround under cornice and voussoir
frieze. 2-light stone-mullioned windows under cornices are of 1683. Confined
fenestration is explained by adjoining courtyard range, that to right listed
separately, but that to left now demolished, leaving blank wall. Rear 2- and
3-light stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds could be C16. Wall at left
rear has earlier blocked window and is said to contain the remains of a newel
staircase of the C14 tower, now demolished. Further single-storey rear
extension is probably early C18. Interior has large segmental-arched stone
fireplace in principal ground-floor room. Late C17 oak staircase with twisted
balusters and broad moulded handrail. House of Dacre family which was exchanged
with the Denton family for Denton Hall in 1507; sold by the Dentons to Sir James
Lowther in 1774 and still in the possession of that family. See W.T. McIntyre,
Warnell Hall, Cumberland News, 4 August 1934; Transactions Cumberland &
Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xx, p238.
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NY3541, 41 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Les Hull   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 25 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 10 April, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3505 4131 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:45.7503N 3:0.6540W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3504 4137
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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