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Kirkandrews Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kirkandrews, Cumbria

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Latitude: 55.0381 / 55°2'17"N

Longitude: -2.9574 / 2°57'26"W

OS Eastings: 338914

OS Northings: 571928

OS Grid: NY389719

Mapcode National: GBR 7BS5.JS

Mapcode Global: WH7Z9.JMYL

Plus Code: 9C7V22QV+63

Entry Name: Kirkandrews Tower

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78154

Location: Kirkandrews, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Kirkandrews

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkandrews-on-Esk St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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14/71 Kirkandrews Tower
G.V. II*

House, formerly tower house. C16 replacing earlier tower, for the Graham
family, with C18 and C20 alterations. Thick red sandstone rubble walls on
chamfered plinth with large flush quoins, corbelled parapets with projecting
water spouts; steeply pitched gabled slate roof with parapet, end stone chimney
stacks. 3 storeys, 2 bays. C20 first floor door in roll moulded architrave,
reached by C19 external stone steps; entrance to basement below has plank door
and similar architrave. Small original window to left of entrance; 2 similar
windows on 2 levels above have been blocked. Partly blocked C18 openings, on 3
levels to left, with C20 casements. Rear wall has large C18 blocked window; C19
window to left, other windows are C20. Interior has vaulted basement originally
reached by trap door from first floor. Newel staircase in thickness of wall
beside entrance. See Curwen, Castles & Towers of Cumberland & Westmorland,
1913, p381.

Listing NGR: NY3891471928

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