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Howgill Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Milburn, Cumbria

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73207

Location: Milburn, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Milburn

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Milburn St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


19/147 Howgill Castle
G.V. I

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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