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Corby Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Wetheral, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8798 / 54°52'47"N

Longitude: -2.8262 / 2°49'34"W

OS Eastings: 347089

OS Northings: 554201

OS Grid: NY470542

Mapcode National: GBR 8DP0.YJ

Mapcode Global: WH804.KLFZ

Entry Name: Corby Castle

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087717

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77719

Location: Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Wetheral

Built-Up Area: Great Corby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Wetheral Holy Trinity and St Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

WETHERAL GREAT CORBY
NY 4754
15/137 Corby Castle

1. 4.57.
I
Castle. C13 tower house encased in later buildings: additions c1630 and c1690,
with present facade built between April 1812 and September 1817, by Peter
Nicholson for Henry Howard. Red sandstone ashlar, slate roofs. 3 storeys, 5
bays to south front, which has tetrastyle Greek Doric porch, flanked by arcaded
loggia above which is a central tripartite window and a Diocletian window on 2nd
floor. West face of 3 storeys, 7 bays, has open Greek Doric loggia connected to
central recessed bays: both facades have cornice surmounted by the Corby lion
(heraldic device of the Howard family). Interior includes; Grecian entrance
hall with moulded plasterwork to ceilings and niches; 1720's main staircase of 3
flights, with twisted balusters and ramped handrail; medieval spiral staircase
in original tower; mural paintings of Alpine scenes by Matthew Nutter of
Carlisle, in bedrooms. Set in grounds laid-out between 1708 and 1729 by Thomas
Howard, incorporating many buildings and features listed separately. See
Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.32-35, 14 January, p.92-95.


Listing NGR: NY4708954201

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