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Kirfitt Hall and Attached Outbuilding

A Grade II Listed Building in Casterton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.209 / 54°12'32"N

Longitude: -2.5876 / 2°35'15"W

OS Eastings: 361772

OS Northings: 479413

OS Grid: SD617794

Mapcode National: GBR BMCR.LY

Mapcode Global: WH94P.7G2M

Plus Code: 9C6V6C56+JX

Entry Name: Kirfitt Hall and Attached Outbuilding

Listing Date: 21 November 1950

Last Amended: 21 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75603

Location: Casterton, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA6

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Casterton

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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19/24 Kirfitt Hall and
21.11.52 attached outbuilding


Farmhouse. Probably early C17 with late C17 remodelling and north-west stair
tower; C18 outbuilding to south with later outshut to north-west. Stone rubble
with some roughcast, slate roofs. L-plan, with stair to turret, and outbuilding
to south angle. North-east wing of 2 storeys and 4 bays. Windows mostly with
flat arches, but that to 3rd bay of ground floor has stone lintel, in former
entrance. Blocked 1st floor window to 1st bay, others have casements, one is
sashed with single glazing bars and horns. Entrance to 1st bay has flat
bracketed canopy and studded door. Gable-end stacks. Rear has 2 storey outshut
under catslide roof with stack and dressed quoins; small windows to ground floor
have remains of sashes. To right, lean-to conservatory, sashed windows.
Gable-end has small lean-to outhouse and canopy to entrance; 2 attic lights.
North-west wing of 2 storeys. Double-chamfered-mullioned cross windows. South-
east facade of 3 bays, one cross window to ground floor, 3 to 1st floor. Gable
end has 2 cross windows to ground floor, one to 1st floor and 2-light attic
window. North-west facade of 4 bays has projecting 4-stage tower with pyramidal
roof to 3rd bay. Cross windows. Tower has 2-light windows to top storey, with
2-light and cross windows to front and right return. North-east gable end has
narrower projecting gabled bay, possibly later, with cross windows and
projecting gable-end stack to wider part. Ground and 1st floors have sashed
windows inserted into former mullioned windows, attic 2-light window with wide
sill. Left return has blocked segmental-headed light. South wing adjoins
angle, with outshut under catslide roof attached to north-east wing. Pivoted
door and later sliding door to south-east facade, with 1st floor pigeon loft
openings. South-west gable end has blocked window, and casement to outshut,
with 2-light window to 1st floor; north-west facade has 2 windows to ground
floor, one a 2-light window. Interior partly inspected. Early to mid C17 stair
with turned balusters and plank and muntin partition with moulded muntins; tower
has late C17 stair with turned balusters, square newels and moulded rails;
spiral stair to 3rd floor. Also said to have 1st floor plank and muntin
partitions and battened doors, some of 2 panels. Part of house is uninhabited
and dilapidated (1987) and has been so for many years. See RCHM Westmorland

Listing NGR: SD6177279413

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