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Witherslack Hall and Attached Outbuilding

A Grade II Listed Building in Witherslack, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2681 / 54°16'5"N

Longitude: -2.867 / 2°52'1"W

OS Eastings: 343627

OS Northings: 486172

OS Grid: SD436861

Mapcode National: GBR 8MF2.2S

Mapcode Global: WH830.XZXD

Plus Code: 9C6V749M+65

Entry Name: Witherslack Hall and Attached Outbuilding

Listing Date: 3 April 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087135

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77132

Location: Witherslack, Meathop and Ulpha, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Witherslack, Meathop and Ulpha

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Witherslack St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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House, now school. Datestone reads: "18FSA74". For Earl of Derby.
Rock-faced limestone with sandstone ashlar dressings, slate roofs. L-plan house
with 2 service courts to north. 4-stage tower to angle of north and west
wings. String courses, coped parapets and gables; quoins. Angle tower has
embattled parapet and north-east square stair turret. West wing of 2 storeys
and 7 bays, the end 2 bays breaking forward as 3-storey block with embattled
parapet. Double-chamfered-mullioned windows have transoms of 2, 3 and 4 lights;
3rd bay of 1st floor has projecting window continued up as gabled on 2-light
dormer window; end 2 bays have 2nd floor windows with round heads. Tower has
windows to upper 2 stages with cusped lights and leaded glazing. West wing of 2
storeys with attic and 5 bays. 1st 2 bays project; with gabled dormers to 1st
and 2nd bays, with finials; 1st floor has central oriel of 4-lights with 2
transoms and blind traceried frieze over pointed entrance with flanking shafts;
similar flanking 3-light windows, decorative leaded glazing. 3rd and 4th bays
have hipped dormers. South end of wing of 3 bays, the 1st a 3-storey canted and
gabled window, the 3rd bay breaks forward under gable with 2-storey canted bay
window; 2nd bay has round-headed entrance with mullioned and transomed
overlight. Some leaded glazing. West facade similar. 1st 5 bays lower, with
2 entrances and 2 gables; 6th to 9th bays higher, end bays breaking forward
under gables, hipped dormers between; ground floor windows have 2 transoms.
Stable has south range projecting eastward from north wing with east and north
ranges. South elevation has 2 gabled dormer windows. East elevation has gabled
end bays with high ground floor lights between. North elevation has lateral
stack. Court has 3 carriage entrances and hipped dormers to north;
cross-casements with small panes and central entrance to east and varied altered
entrances to south; some remaining loose boxes in east range. Rear of house
similar to but plainer than front; window with datestone to return of 3-storey
block. Kitchen court, possibly later, has north-east and west ranges; cross-
casement windows add raking dormers, no sandstone. Court has verandah to
3 sides, gabled through passage to north; south-east angle has canted weather-
boarded projection with louvre. Varied gable-end and cross-axial stacks. Wall
extends south from south-east angle of stables and has gable over round-headed

Listing NGR: SD4362786172

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