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Latitude: 54.6578 / 54°39'27"N
Longitude: -2.5206 / 2°31'14"W
OS Eastings: 366513
OS Northings: 529310
OS Grid: NY665293
Mapcode National: GBR BGVL.33
Mapcode Global: WH92L.76Z3
Entry Name: Howgill Castle
Listing Date: 6 February 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1051098
English Heritage Legacy ID: 73207
Location: Milburn, Eden, Cumbria, CA10
Civil Parish: Milburn
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Milburn St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 62 NE MILBURN
19/147 Howgill Castle
Hall with cross-wings, probably dating from C14 with later additions and
alterations. Walls faced with sandstone blocks with additions to rear of
coursed, squared rubble; front and south side pebble-dashed. Graduated slate
roofs, hipped to front of wings, with outshut to hall at rear; mid stone
chimneys. Rear gable to north wing incorporates moulded embrasures of original
projecting parapet. 2 storeys with attics, 5 bays (2.3.2.). Front wall to hall
rebuilt and rest of front remodelled c1733 (date on rainwater head).
Symmetrical except for retention of C16 mullioned and transomed attic window in
north wing, all others being sashes with glazing bars in architraves (one only
to wings' ground floors). Central plank door in architrave with segmental
pediment. Other mullioned windows (some blocked) to north side and rear. South
side of rear addition has two C17 carved stone panels with cherubs and swags,
set high up in wall (similar carving to ornate fireplace in 1st floor hall).
Internally, ground floor of each wing is barrel-vaulted. Original walls are
c10½ ft thick and incorporate garderobes, stairs, and mural passages, one of
which (to 1st floor at rear of hall, accessible via a trap-door) has shouldered
arches with inner trefoil heads.
Listing NGR: NY6651329310
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