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Winderwath House

A Grade II Listed Building in Brougham, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6579 / 54°39'28"N

Longitude: -2.6245 / 2°37'28"W

OS Eastings: 359808

OS Northings: 529376

OS Grid: NY598293

Mapcode National: GBR BG3L.L2

Mapcode Global: WH92J.N6F1

Plus Code: 9C6VM95G+45

Entry Name: Winderwath House

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Last Amended: 3 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74219

Location: Brougham, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Brougham

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Cliburn

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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10/16 Winderwath House
(formerly listed as
6.2.68 Winderwath)

House. Mid C17 incorporating medieval features, with extensive C19 and C20
additions and alterations. Painted stucco walls with red sandstone dressings,
under graduated greenslate roof with banded cement-rendered chimney stacks.
2 storeys, 5 bays; original house at right-angles to rear, lower 2 storeys, 3
bays. C19 facade has off-centre Tudor-arched doorway. Sash and
mullioned-and-transomed windows under hoodmoulds in central 3 bays. Left
2-storey canted bay window under gable. Larger projecting gabled bay to right
with 2-storey canted bay window. Set into the right return wall is a reused
coat-of-arms panel, not identified. The older house has a C20 door in a C17
moulded doorcase with enriched pilasters, console-bracketed enriched frieze and
cornice; over which has been set the Clifford arms. C19 stone-mullioned windows
of 2, 4 and 6 lights. Right 2-storey bay window. At left is a fragment of wall
which has C20 battlements, on the other side of which is a C20 lean-to
extension. Rear has C20 flat-roofed extension. Built into the rear of the C19
alterations is an inverted panel of unidentified arms and a grotesque medieval
head. Interior of old house has a C15 trefoil-headed rear window, now internal,
in an extremely thick wall (thought by owner to represent a chapel within the
medieval house). Dining room has a C17 fireplace with rusticated jambs and
hood, enriched Ionic pilasters, frieze with blank shields and a wreath, and
moulded cornice. Smaller contemporary kitchen fireplace and one in the bedroom
above. Pointed-arched blocked doorway in gable wall is thought by owner to be
the original doorway into the 'pele tower', but the layout has the appearance of
a C15 hall rather than a C14 tower and there is no documentary evidence to
suggest a tower on this site. Belonged to the Clifford family until purchased
in Cl7 by Thomas Braithwaite. Bought by William Wyvill before his death in 1658
and sold by that family to the Hasells of Dalemain in 1787. Passed from the
Hasells to the Salmonds, who first rented, then sold the house to James
Atkinson. Sold to William Langrigg in 1893. Old folks' home during 1939-45
war, since then in the possession of the Pollock family. See RCHM, Westmorland,
1936, pp.68-69.

Listing NGR: NY5980829376

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