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Crake Trees (Tower House)

A Grade II Listed Building in Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5339 / 54°32'1"N

Longitude: -2.5954 / 2°35'43"W

OS Eastings: 361572

OS Northings: 515563

OS Grid: NY615155

Mapcode National: GBR BJ90.XH

Mapcode Global: WH934.39DL

Plus Code: 9C6VGCM3+HV

Entry Name: Crake Trees (Tower House)

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74019

Location: Crosby Ravensworth, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Crosby Ravensworth

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Crosby Ravensworth St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 61 NW

5/3 Crake Trees
6.2.68 (tower house)


House, now ruinous, incorporating tower. At least 2 separate builds: Tower
probably C14, linked to solar block by single-storey hall; 1st floor added to
hall, probably in C16 or C17. Later additions and alterations. Said to have
been a residence of the Lancaster family. Coursed, squared rubble with quoins.
Roofless. Tower has been reduced and now stands only 2 storeys high; walls to
hall and solar were 2 storeys high in 1934 (R.C.H.M. Westmorland Inventory) but
have been somewhat reduced since then. Windows of various dates remain,
including one with a C14 trefoiled ogee head in the south face of the tower.
Barrel vault to towers ground floor survives intact; stone newel stair and a
number of fireplaces remain in situ.

Listing NGR: NY6157215563

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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