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Latitude: 54.6199 / 54°37'11"N
Longitude: -3.3135 / 3°18'48"W
OS Eastings: 315281
OS Northings: 525763
OS Grid: NY152257
Mapcode National: GBR 5H90.FP
Mapcode Global: WH704.24DN
Entry Name: Lorton Hall winder House
Listing Date: 3 March 1967
Last Amended: 5 September 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1145183
English Heritage Legacy ID: 72670
Location: Lorton, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA13
Civil Parish: Lorton
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Lorton St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
LORTON LOW LORTON
NY 12 NE
10/146 Lorton Hall and
Winder House (previously listed
as "Lorton Hall")
Tower house and wing, now divided into 2 dwellings. Probably mid or late C15
with C16 wing; alterations dated 1663, 1880 and 1904. Mixed slate rubble,
partly rendered, under graduated greenslate roof with ashlar chimney stacks, the
tower roof within battlemented parapet. Square 3-storey, 2-bay tower with rear
C19 2-storey 3-bay extension in similar style and lower 2-storey, 7-bay wing now
Winder House. Tower has C19 fenestration; irregular 2- and 3-light windows,
some in Tudor style under hoodmoulds, the others without hoods; and ground-floor
mullioned and transomed windows. Winder House has C17 fenestration with
extensive C19 alterations; centre 3-light window was originally entrance under
hoodmould and pediment; enlarged 2-light ground-floor windows under 3-light
stone-mullioned windows with continuous hoodmould and individual pediments.
Rear of tower has Tudor-style doorway and 2-light windows. Rear of Winder House
similar, with C19 2-, 3- and 4-light windows. Interior of tower is completely
late C19 and early C20 panelled woodwork, with moulded plaster ceilings. Other
features claimed by a previous owner to be original, such as a concrete vault
and spiral staircase in the tower (see Pevsner, Buildings of England, Cumberland
& Westmorland, ppl58-9) and dated plasterwork in Winder House, are extremely
dubious. The same owner painted C16 and C17 portraits of his ancestors to hang
on the walls of his house and opened the building to the public. The adjoining
stables, now The Stables, is a separate dwelling with extensive alterations and
is not of interest.
Listing NGR: NY1528125763
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