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Wraysholme Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lower Allithwaite, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1709 / 54°10'15"N

Longitude: -2.9463 / 2°56'46"W

OS Eastings: 338318

OS Northings: 475420

OS Grid: SD383754

Mapcode National: GBR 7NV6.XM

Mapcode Global: WH83K.QF5D

Plus Code: 9C6V53C3+8F

Entry Name: Wraysholme Tower

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100320

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77025

Location: Lower Allithwaite, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Lower Allithwaite

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Allithwaite St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD 37 NE
(East side)
5/111 Wraysholme Tower
Peel tower, now barn over cowhouse. Probably late C15. Dressed stone with
slate roof. Square tower, originally of 3 storeys, 1st floor now rises to
gabled roof. North elevation has corbelled parapet, some corbels pierced to
form water spouts, and angle turrets with corbelled embattled parapets, both
damaged to south side. Large C20 building attached, and 2nd floor flat-headed
window of 2 cusped lights. East elevation has entrance with rough head and
small window to right, probably both inserted. 1st floor has hollow chamfered
light, and large inserted entrance, approached by ramp and bridge, to north
end. 2nd floor has 2 hollow-chamfered lights. South elevation has projecting
garderobe to east end, rising to full height, the turret now missing, but with
traces of corralling to returns; small lights to west return. Ground floor has
chamfered light and lean-to privy next to garderobe turret; 1st floor has
flat-headed window, originally of 2 cusped lights but mullion missing; 2nd floor
has flat-headed window of 2 cusped lights; corbelled parapet and gable, remains
of turret to west angle. West facade has attached farmhouse (datestones of C17
and C19, much altered). Stair lights to south end. Pointed entrance to north
end has hollow chamfered opening and jamb missing; hollow chamfered light to
each floor above. Pointed entrance, now leading to house opens onto lobby, with
spiral stair in south-west angle; pointed entrance to main space. Ground floor
has cowhouse partitions. Stair has straight-headed entrance with hollow
chamfered reveals to each floor; Tudor-headed fireplace to each floor, that to
ground floor now window. A good example of peel tower unaltered by
post-medieval domestic use. A Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SD3831875420

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