History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Catterlen Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Catterlen, Cumbria

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 54.6808 / 54°40'51"N

Longitude: -2.8109 / 2°48'39"W

OS Eastings: 347810

OS Northings: 532055

OS Grid: NY478320

Mapcode National: GBR 8GT9.7T

Mapcode Global: WH813.SLNY

Plus Code: 9C6VM5JQ+8J

Entry Name: Catterlen Hall

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73741

Location: Catterlen, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Catterlen

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Newton Reigny St John

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Find accommodation in
Newton Reigny



13/19 Catterlen Hall


G.V. I

Fortified tower with later hall wings. Early C15 with C16 ranges dated on panel
over entrance inscribed with Vaux coat-of-arms R.V. A.V. (Roland and Annie Vaux)
GOD 1577 (previously assumed to be in its original position), with alterations
dated 1652 on panel of Richmond arms over further entrance, for Christopher
Richmond. Tower has thick pink sandstone block walls on projecting boulder
plinth, with projecting battlemented parapets and stone water spouts. Flat roof
not visible. Hall ranges have similar, but thinner walls, under graduated
greenslate roof with large red sandstone chimney stacks. Rectangular tower of 2
storeys over vaulted basement. Adjoining lower 2-storey, 6-bay hall with
right-angled 2-bay extension and basement of demolished bays, forming overall
L-shape. Tower retains all its medieval features and does not form part of the
present domestic accommodation of the hall. Ground-floor small
chamfered-surround loops light vaulted basement. Upper-floor 2-light
stone-mullioned windows with cusped heads and hoodmoulds, that on first floor
with panel above of Vaux arms. Rear 2nd-floor doorway led to a former bretasche
supported by 3 surviving corbel stones. Hall has off-centre Tudor-arched
doorway under inscribed panel. 2- and 3-light stone-mullioned windows with
round-headed lights; one right ground-floor window now a doorway under a blocked
window. Large right projecting chimney breast. Extension has broad central
stone steps to first-floor elaborate C17 alternate-block doorway, the arch of
raised projecting bands, all under panel of arms and pediments. 3-light C17
stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds. Rear of hall has similar windows,
2 coverted to doorways, and left external spiral stair turret. Rear of
extension has irregular 2- and 3-light C16 windows and large C17 mullioned and
transomed windows, now blocked but with painted glazing bars. Extension
continues to left as a vaulted cellar reached by spiral stair, but now has C20
garage built over and is only evident from the rear. Interior: the tower has
angle spiral staircase for full height, entered by medieval doorway from hall.
Original fireplaces and window seats. Hall has segmental stone-arched inglenook
and C16 beamed ceilings. Mural straight stair to upper-floor with later spiral
stair to rear. Interior of extension has 2 C17 chimney pieces inscribed C.M.R.
1657 (Christopher & Mabel Richmond). See W.M. Taylor, Old Manorial Halls of
Westmorland & Cumberland, 1892, pp.271-8; Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland
Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, vii, pp,1ll-l19.

Listing NGR: NY4781032055

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.