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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1145451
English Heritage Legacy ID: 73946
Location: Skelton, Eden, Cumbria, CA4
Civil Parish: Skelton
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Ivegill Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 44 SW SKELTON HIGH HEAD
5/217 High Head Castle
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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