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Dalston Hall Ny 376515

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dalston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.855 / 54°51'17"N

Longitude: -2.9726 / 2°58'21"W

OS Eastings: 337658

OS Northings: 551566

OS Grid: NY376515

Mapcode National: GBR 7DP9.7D

Mapcode Global: WH808.97QF

Entry Name: Dalston Hall Ny 376515

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78312

Location: Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Dalston

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dalston St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 35 SE DALSTON Dalston

Dalston Hall 1
NY 376515


Fortified house now hotel. Mid or late C15, dated by inscription below parapet:
Dalston, with central block of c1620; late C17 alterations and further
extensions, dated 1899 on lead rainwater heads, by C.J. Ferguson for E.W.
Stead. Large blocks of red and calciferous sandstone. Flat lead roofs on
towers; graduated greenslate roofs on wings; ashlar chimney stacks. 3-storey
C15 tower to right; 4-storey C16 tower to left, linked together by Cl6 wing with
early C17 2-storey projecting entrance bay; flanked by late C19 wings and C19
extension to rear. Early tower has extremely thick walls on chamfered plinth
with string courses and battlemented parapet. Angle stair turret projecting
above parapet has 4 C15 carved shields of arms of the Kirkbride and Dalston
families. 2-light stone mullioned windows in moulded surrounds under hood
moulds. 3-light first floor window with rounded heads in round arch. Interior:
stone vaulted basement, now library. newel staircase for full 3 storeys to
roof. Ground floor inner yett of iron is C15. Bedroom above has mural recess:
former fireplace cut through to form bathroom. Wing to left has plank door in
roll-moulded architrave. 2- and 3-light stone mullioned windows in roll-moulded
architraves. Roll-moulded cornice has cannon-like water spouts. Battlemented
tower to left with similar 2- and 3-light windows. Side wall to right has
corbelled-out semicircular stair turret from first floor to roof. C19
extensions have stone mullioned windows imitating the earlier work. C20
extension to extreme right is not of interest. Interior of C16 wing was
extensively altered by C.J. Ferguson in Arts and Crafts style; banqueting hall
inglenook with firehood of pewter dated 1900 with initials E.W.S. Ground floor
room on extreme left has fireplace with William de Morgan tiles.

Listing NGR: NY3765851566

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