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Clarghyll Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alston Moor, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.838 / 54°50'16"N

Longitude: -2.4286 / 2°25'42"W

OS Eastings: 372572

OS Northings: 549324

OS Grid: NY725493

Mapcode National: GBR CDHH.0H

Mapcode Global: WH91N.NNRH

Plus Code: 9C6VRHQC+5H

Entry Name: Clarghyll Hall

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73064

Location: Alston Moor, Eden, Cumbria, CA9

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Alston Moor

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Alston Moor

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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3/4 Clarghyll Hall
G.V. II*

Large house of several periods: C16 bastle, heightened and extended to north in
late C17 for Nicholas Whitfield; further extended to north for Thomas Whitfield
mid/late C18. Top floor of tower, east wing, and north study/chapel
(incorporating remains of another bastle) added c1860 (date on tower's north
gable) by Rev. Octavius James who lived here 1847-89; (he also designed his
church at Kirkhaugh, Northumberland). Coursed squared rubble with quoins; C19
work of ashlar. North wing has stone-flagged roof with stone mid and end
chimneys; C19 roofs of welsh slate with corbie-stepped gables and end chimney to
tower; 3 gables on north side of east wing with castellated octagonal chimney to
south side. L-shaped with 3-storey tower to left of centre, 2-storey north wing
and projecting east wing of one tall storey, all with undercrofts. Tower has
steps up to gabled C18 porch on right with C19 stone-traceried bow window on
right at 1st floor level; original stone mullioned window between with similar
above, that to right having inscription: N.W. JULY THE X 1679 on lintel and
motto on sill. (Staircase wing to rear has similar window dated MARCH 1678).
C19 mullioned windows to top floor. 5-bay north wing has wood mullioned and
transomed windows. East wing in Gothic style. Interior: Tower undercroft
retains original semicircular-headed door to bastle, with draw-bar slot and
pivot-holes, now opening off C17 cross-passage. Heavy oak beams carry
stone-flagged floor above. Large bracketed fireplace on entrance floor c1688
(date on re-positioned spice cupboard); end room in north wing on same floor has
C18 cornice, panelled doors and shutters, with some original carving remaining
in remodelled fireplace. Study-chapel at north end, partly destroyed by fire in
1889 in which Rev. Octavius James died.

Listing NGR: NY7257249324

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