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Greenhouse and Retaining Wall to East of Wray Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Claife, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4007 / 54°24'2"N

Longitude: -2.9637 / 2°57'49"W

OS Eastings: 337531

OS Northings: 501008

OS Grid: NY375010

Mapcode National: GBR 7KRK.47

Mapcode Global: WH82D.FNX6

Plus Code: 9C6VC22P+7G

Entry Name: Greenhouse and Retaining Wall to East of Wray Castle

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106293

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76758

Location: Claife, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Claife

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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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 31/01/2017

NY 30 SE,

Greenhouse and retaining wall to east of Wray Castle (q.v.)




Greenhouse, now store. c.1845. Possibly by H.P. Horner or J. Lightfoot.
Dressed slate and limestone. Square north-west tower has battered base and
corbelled embattled parapet, the north-west angle projects further. Entrance
recessed under corbel table, with segmental-pointed head; arrow slit with iron
dressing above. South-east 3-bay limestone greenhouse with pyramidal roof,
originally glazed, and large segmental-pointed windows with 2-light casements,
now boarded; south-east facade similar. North-east facade has basement entrance
to room with fireplace, and corbelling above; terrace to north with raking
buttresses; retaining wall to south, 6.7m with end turret. Retaining wall
continues to north for approx 67m with three projecting bays and raking buttresses;
end canted bay. Wall continues west for approx 30m. Property of the National

Listing NGR: NY3753101008

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