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High Head Castle Eighteenth Century Wing

A Grade II* Listed Building in Skelton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7813 / 54°46'52"N

Longitude: -2.9301 / 2°55'48"W

OS Eastings: 340279

OS Northings: 543334

OS Grid: NY402433

Mapcode National: GBR 7FZ4.GT

Mapcode Global: WH80N.Y2XW

Entry Name: High Head Castle Eighteenth Century Wing

Listing Date: 24 October 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73946

Location: Skelton, Eden, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Skelton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Ivegill Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


5/217 High Head Castle
C18 Wing

G.V. II*

Country house in ruins, built on the site of a medieval castle. 1744-7,
probably by James Gibbs for the Brougham family, partly destroyed by fire 1956.
Red sandstone ashlar with string course, eaves modillions, open balustraded
parapet and V-jointed quoins. Roofless but with banded ashlar sandstone chimney
stacks. 2 storeys, 11 bays. Projecting pedimented 3-bay centre, with carved
ornament in pediment, has central door in alternate-block surround with
entablature and pediment. Stone window architraves. Return and rear walls are
partly in ruins. Interior completely gutted. See Transactions Cumberland &
Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xi, pp.379-384;
for the attribution to James Gibbs see G. Beard, 'The Greater House in Cumbria',
1979, pp...... Derelict and unoccupied at the time of survey; owner's
application to demolish refused in 1985.

Listing NGR: NY4027943334

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