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Coniston Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Coniston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3579 / 54°21'28"N

Longitude: -3.0718 / 3°4'18"W

OS Eastings: 330445

OS Northings: 496345

OS Grid: SD304963

Mapcode National: GBR 6LZ1.RL

Mapcode Global: WH71D.SQFK

Plus Code: 9C6R9W5H+47

Entry Name: Coniston Hall

Listing Date: 18 May 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76807

Location: Coniston, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA21

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Coniston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Coniston and Torver

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Coniston Hall


Large house, now part farmhouse, part used by sailing club, part ruined. Late
C16, but south-west wing possibly earlier. Stone rubble with slate roof.
T-plan with ruins of wing adjoining north-east angle. Entrance facade of 4 bays
with gable end of ruined wing to left, the 4th bay projects under gable with
re-entrant 2-storey porch under lean-to roof. Windows mostly have wooden
chamfered-mullioned frames. Earth ramp with stone retaining walls to 2nd bay
dates from C18 conversion to barn. Ground floor has 4-light window to 1st bay;
casement to 3rd bay and 4th-bay casement with iron opening lights. 1st floor
has 5- and 4-light mullioned windows with transoms flanking inserted barn
entrance; 4th bay has 4-light transomed window. Entrance in re-entrant porch
with 2-light window. Blocked 3-light attic window. Ruined wing has footings of
walls; gable-end has ground floor fireplace with bressummer and 1st floor
fireplace with 4-centred head; blocked entrances to 3 floors to right. In
thickness of wall to left a garderobe with seat, now exposed. Right return has
projecting lateral stack with round shaft on square base; windows with
small-paned casements. Rear has gable-end and lateral stacks, as above. Ground
floor 2-light windows; 1st floor has 2-light window to 1st, gabled, bay and
2-light window in deep recess to left of stack; end 2 bays have 4- and 5-light
transomed windows. Left return has projecting stair turret in angle, with
2-light windows; gable-end stacks, that to ruined wing truncated. Interior:
ground floor has stopped chamfered beams; 4-centred arch to fireplace; spiral
stair has oak treads on stone; 1st floor has arch-braced collar trusses, one
originally with partitions; deeply moulded architraves to panelling at upper
end, late C16; 2 fireplaces with 4-centred heads. Farmhouse has plank and
muntin partitions and panelled door possibly from screens. Property of The
National Trust.

Listing NGR: SD3044596345

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