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Yanwath Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Yanwath and Eamont Bridge, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6462 / 54°38'46"N

Longitude: -2.7641 / 2°45'50"W

OS Eastings: 350789

OS Northings: 528168

OS Grid: NY507281

Mapcode National: GBR 9G4Q.C7

Mapcode Global: WH81B.HGZZ

Plus Code: 9C6VJ6WP+F9

Entry Name: Yanwath Hall

Listing Date: 6 February 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74389

Location: Yanwath and Eamont Bridge, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Yanwath and Eamont Bridge

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Fortified tower and hall. Early or mid C15 with C16 and C17 alterations. Walls
of large blocks of squared pink sandstone; tower on chamfered plinth with string
course, battlemented parapet and projecting water spouts. Hall and kitchen
range have steeply-pitched red sandstone slate roof with large and small red
sandstone chimney stacks; tower flat roof behind parapet. Low 2-storey, 5-bay
hall range; left 3-storey rectangular tower. Off-centre studded plank door in
C16 segmental-arched doorway within C20 wood trellis porch. At left the hall
with C15 fenestration: a 2-light cusped-headed window and a projecting bay with
similar windows on 2 levels, all with iron grilles. Extreme left small
chamfered-surround window under C16 3-light double-chamfered stone-mullioned
window with hoodmould. Over entrance a blocked C15 window opening (wrongly
identified as a straight joint by RCHM, Westmorland, 1936, p.250) with inserted
C17 3-light mullioned-and-transomed window; similar right window over a flue
door and C20 casement. Right 2-light stone-mullioned windows on both floors
under hoodmoulds. Extreme right small shaped opening, in firewindow position
has been identified as a gun loop. Tower has small ground-floor chamfered-
surround window under 5-light mullioned-and-transomed window and second-floor
double-chamfered window. A right upper-floor garderobe loop. Turrets at each
angle. Other walls of tower have similar windows, except for a C14 ogee-headed
window which could be reused. Rear of hall range has off-centre early
tracery-panelled door in moulded round-arched doorway under hoodmould. Right
C15 2-light cusped-headed window in double-chamfered surround flanked by stepped
buttresses. Extreme right C16 round-headed door gives access to internal
entrance to tower; 2-light stone-mullioned window above. Left small
chamfered-surround window and cross-vent stone. Upper floor
mullioned-and-transomed window with round-headed lights. Over entrance a small
ogee-headed opening, chamfered-surround opening and 2-light window, all
blocked. Interior: Hall has C15 and C16 segmental-arched stone fireplaces.
C16 stone doorways. C15 timber roof trusses. Drawbar tunnels to most exterior
doors. Wall-mounted C16 painted clock face. Barrel-vaulted tower basement;
spiral stone staircase and garderobe chambers above. C16 decorative plaster
ceilings and Royal Arms of Elizabeth I. See RCHM, Westmorland, 1936, pp.250-2,
plates 29, 50, 58.

Listing NGR: NY5078928168

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