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Dacre Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Burtholme, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9659 / 54°57'57"N

Longitude: -2.6953 / 2°41'43"W

OS Eastings: 355579

OS Northings: 563697

OS Grid: NY555636

Mapcode National: GBR 9CM0.8N

Mapcode Global: WH7ZT.KFQX

Plus Code: 9C6VX883+9V

Entry Name: Dacre Hall

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087500

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78138

Location: Burtholme, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA8

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Burtholme

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Lanercostwith Kirkcambeck St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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31/54 Dacre Hall

1.4.57 I

Church Hall, formerly west range of cloisters of Lanercost Priory. Early C13
with alterations of 1559 for Sir Thomas Dacre, further early C19 alterations.
Mixed red and calciferous squared and coursed sandstone rubble (mostly from the
nearby Roman Wall); graduated green slate roof, stone chimney stack. 2 storeys,
5 bays; long range with upper floor C16 dining hall. Scriptorium left has slype
entrance under to cloisters, tall lancet window, dentilled cornice and gabled
roof. Interior has moulded C16 plaster frieze of mermaids and scallop shells,
which is the same as a frieze in the Vicar's tower. Central lower floor is very
much altered; 2 two-light stone-mullioned windows and C20 garage entrance to
right. Extreme right undercroft has early C13 stone rib-vaulting. Upper floor
entrance with segmental arch has been blocked, mid C16 chamfered-surround
flat-arched entrance to right; C19 external stone steps. Upper floor 3 &
4-light stone-mullioned windows with C19 restoration. Extreme right mid C16
2-bay projection has 3-light stone mullioned windows, with continuous hood
mould. Interior of dining hall: kingpost timber roof of 5 bays; traces of mid
C16 mural of heraldic device with vine leaf decorative borders. C16 moulded
stone fireplace in thickness of west wall has been partly removed and originally
had carved oak chimneypiece of 1618 for Henry Dacre, now in Bowes Museum;
blocked spice cupboard to right. Moulded stone fireplace in thickness of east
wall is dated 1586 with initials of Christopher Dacre. Behind the present stage
is the remains of the timber frame for the mid C16 minstrels' gallery. At the
Dissolution, the Prior's tower, Dacre Hall and Outer Court were purchased by Sir
Thomas Dacre; his alterations to form his house, are dated by the remains of a
stained glass window from the hall, now in the nearby parish church. Remained
in that family until the early C18. John Hetherington was of Dacre Hall, when
he died in 1745. Purchased by the Earl of Carlisle in C19, converted to church
hall in C20. See John R.H. Moorman, Lanercost Priory, 1983, p14.

Listing NGR: NY5557963705

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