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Hawkshead Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hawkshead, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3804 / 54°22'49"N

Longitude: -3.0034 / 3°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 334927

OS Northings: 498781

OS Grid: SD349987

Mapcode National: GBR 7KGS.LJ

Mapcode Global: WH82K.V508

Entry Name: Hawkshead Old Hall

Listing Date: 18 May 1953

Last Amended: 22 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76834

Location: Hawkshead, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Hawkshead

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hawkshead St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

HAWKSHEAD B5286
SD 39 NW
(North side)
5/128 Hawkshead Old Hall
18.5.53 (formerly listed as
Hawkshead Hall with
gatehouse)

GV II*

House. Possibly C17 with medieval origins. Roughcast stone and slate roof with
swept valleys. 2 storeys, east facade of 3 bays. 1st bay projects under gable;
2nd bay projects slightly under cat slide roof. 1st bay has inset beam to
ground floor, above small recess with wooden door; 1st floor has small-paned
casement and small return light. 2nd bay has wooden mullioned stair window of
3 lights with transom and leaded glazing. 3rd bay has 4-light wooden
chamfered-mullioned window with intermediate bars to 1st floor over lean-to
porch. Glazed doors to 1st and 3rd bays. 1st bay has cruciform cross-axial
stack; gable end stack with round shaft. Right return has 2 sashed windows with
glazing bars and horns to left of projecting chimney breast, entrance to right.
Rear of 4 bays; windows have small-paned casements, but 4th bay has 5-light
wooden chamfered-mullioned window with intermediate bars. Right return of
2 bays has dripcourses; sashed windows with glazing bars, those to ground floor
with slated lintels, those to 1st floor with horns; gable-end stack with round
shaft. Interior has stop-chamfered beams. Winding stair has turned balusters
and square newels. The hall was part of the monastic grange of Hawkshead,
associated with Furness Abbey, and was originally attached by a south wing to
Hawskhead Courthouse (q.v.). A corbel built into the wall of the porch is the
original keystone from the courthouse, replaced by a replica.


Listing NGR: SD3492798781

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