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Middleton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Middleton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2812 / 54°16'52"N

Longitude: -2.5744 / 2°34'27"W

OS Eastings: 362696

OS Northings: 487441

OS Grid: SD626874

Mapcode National: GBR BLGY.F1

Mapcode Global: WH949.FN99

Plus Code: 9C6V7CJG+F6

Entry Name: Middleton Hall

Listing Date: 21 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086861

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75726

Location: Middleton, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA6

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Middleton

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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13/146 Middleton Hall

G.V. II*

Farmhouse. Probably late C14 with early to mid C15 extensions to east, C16 and
C17 alterations and C18 and C19 extension. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings
and slate roof, parts to east and north are of stone slate. Originally an
H-plan hall house, the north (service) wing no longer exists. Cross wings have
extensions; that to north-east a separate item, that to south-east has further
extensions to east and north. West facade of 3 bays; angle of north wing
remains to left; 3rd bay projects under gable and is roughcast. Windows are
straight-headed, with label moulds. 1st and 2nd bays have 2-light
double-chamfered-mullioned windows, that to 1st bay has transom and round cusped
heads, that to 2nd bay has Perpendicular tracery head, early to mid C15, with
escutcheon in tracery. 3rd bay has later single-chamfered-mullioned windows
with round-headed lights. All windows have small-paned glazing. Entrance to
left has continuous mouldings, hoodmould with head stops and escutcheon. Left
return of 3rd bay has blocked light to 1st floor, possibly to light stair.
Stones above entrance inscribed: "IM 1647". South elevation has C16 projecting
lateral stack with 2 shafts. 1st bay has 3-light straight-headed window of C16,
with round-headed lights and label mould. Entrance to 2nd bay replacing
window. Other windows are sashed with vertical glazing bars; 2 have casements.
Cross-axial stack and lateral stack, corbelled at 1st floor level. East gable
end has reset cusped round-headed light; dressed quoins. North elevation has
stone slate to roof of medieval part, now masked by C19 lean-to kitchen outshut
which has casement windows with rock-faced sills and lintels; C19 extension has
windows of 2 elliptical-headed lights. Stack to outshut, which adjoins stair
projection to hall under catslide roof. Hall east elevation has windows as to
west, but C14 window is blocked and C15 window to right has no mullion. Plainer
entrance to right and angle of demolished north wing. Large stack to front of
ridge has set offs. North gable end has later lean-to sheds. Interior:
screens passage has 3 chamfered pointed entrances, signs of blocked 1st floor
entrance. Hall entrance has Tudor head and original door. Hall has C16
fireplace with later infill. Late C15 stained glass roundels: 2 stars, MR and
IHC monograms. Entrance with shouldered lintel to stone stair. Parlour has
late C16 and mid C17 panelling with decorative friezework; reused panelling to
overmantel post next to fireplace curves out to head. Pointed entrance to C15
extension. lstfloor has Tudor-arched fireplace with shouldered architrave;
arms of Middleton and Middleton impaling Tunstal (mid C17). Entrance with
shouldered lintel. See RCHM Inventory: Westmorland.

Listing NGR: SD6269687441

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