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Rampside Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Roosecote, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.0871 / 54°5'13"N

Longitude: -3.1621 / 3°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 324079

OS Northings: 466307

OS Grid: SD240663

Mapcode National: GBR 6PC5.6N

Mapcode Global: WH72Q.DJGN

Entry Name: Rampside Hall

Listing Date: 10 November 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388561

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Roosecote

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Rampside St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


708-1/6/108 (North side)
10/11/49 No.101
Rampside Hall


Large house. Late C17 (Pevsner). Roughcast over stone with
ashlar dressings, graduated slate roof.
3 storeys and attic, 5 bays, double-depth plan; later wing to
rear left. Central doorway has ovolo-moulded quoined surround
with vine carving on chamfer stops; lintel decorated with ogee
panels and carved vinetrail; hoodmould surmounted by blank
panel with round-arched cornice. Dripmould continues from
doorhood to cover double-chamfered cross-windows having C20
casements with glazing bars.
Upper-floor windows all in same style; bays 1 & 5 on 2nd floor
have different, red sandstone, surrounds. Shaped blocks
support wooden gutter. Parapet removed but end dies remain and
have large ball finials on ornate pedestals; ashlar gable
copings. 12 diagonally-set chimneys occupy full length of
ridge. Left return: lean-to porch in angle with later wing,
encloses cross-boarded oak door with decorative iron hinges in
ovolo-moulded surround. Casement and 4-pane sash to ground
floor; cross-window and partially-blocked cross-window above.
INTERIOR: structurally the house has a massive tranverse wall
incorporating the flues; off this the rooms are formed by
timber partitions; most rooms have beamed ceilings. Original
features include: well in cellar; incomplete fireplace
bressumer in kitchen to rear left, beneath it a stone arch.
Staircase to rear centre rises through 3 floors and has
original oak balustrade of turned balusters and deep-section
handrail between square and rectangular newels with sunken
panels and moulded caps. Chamfered ashlar fireplace to 1st
floor left.
Built for the Knype family. A house here is mentioned in 1634
although it is uncertain when and for which member of the
family the present structure was built (Chambers & Gaythorpe).
Pevsner, as stated, regarding the building as late C17.
(Trans. Cumberland & Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archaeol.
Society: Chambers C P: Rampside Hall: Kendal: 1910-: 288-297;
Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Lancashire: London:

Listing NGR: SD2407966307

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