History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Gatehouse to Calder Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ponsonby, Cumbria

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 54.4441 / 54°26'38"N

Longitude: -3.467 / 3°28'1"W

OS Eastings: 304960

OS Northings: 506396

OS Grid: NY049063

Mapcode National: GBR 4K71.6P

Mapcode Global: WH5ZP.QK7G

Plus Code: 9C6RCGVM+J5

Entry Name: Gatehouse to Calder Abbey

Listing Date: 14 July 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76358

Location: Ponsonby, Copeland, Cumbria, CA20

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Ponsonby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Beckermet St Bridget

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Gatehouse

Find accommodation in


NY 00 NW
3/58 Gatehouse to Calder
- II*
Gatehouse to Calder Abbey, used as a garage at time of survey (April 1984).
Probably C14 with later alterations including conversion to agricultural use in
Cl7 or C18. Stone blocks with quoins. Graduated slate roof (of reduced pitch?)
renewed in 1970s. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Wide, pointed wagon arch in each gable
end of 2 chamfered orders. Chamfered imposts and plinths to eastern arch,
western arch blocked with door inserted. 3 small splayed windows, now blocked,
to ground floor left in north wall with inserted loft door to right; 2-light Cl7
unglazed mullioned window to 1st floor on each wall, all probably re-used.
Stone copings and kneelers to roof. Interior: floor removed during renovation;
single king post roof truss. Byre range adjoining to north not of interest.
The gatehouse forms a major part of an important group of monastic buildings.

Listing NGR: NY0496006396

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.