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Hutton in the Forest Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Skelton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.714 / 54°42'50"N

Longitude: -2.839 / 2°50'20"W

OS Eastings: 346048

OS Northings: 535763

OS Grid: NY460357

Mapcode National: GBR 8FMX.5Y

Mapcode Global: WH80X.CSC2

Plus Code: 9C6VP576+HC

Entry Name: Hutton in the Forest Hall

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Last Amended: 24 October 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73965

ID on this website: 101210817

Location: Unthank, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Skelton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hutton-in-the-Forest St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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27.12.67 Hutton-in-the-Forest-Hall
(formerly listed as Hutton Hall)


Fortified tower with large country-house extensions. Late C14 or early C15 for the
Hutton family with early C17 gallery by Alexander Pogmire for Henry Flecther, further
1680's extentions by Edward Addison for Sir George Fletcher, incorporating parts of
the medieval and early Cl7 hall; alterations of 1824-7 by George Webster, 1845 and
1845 and 1871 by Anthony Salvin for the Fletcher Vane and Vane Families. Tower has
thick dressed red sandstone walls battlemented parapet with flat roof. Other walls
are of pink and red sandstone ashlar, with parapets stone battlemented, under graduated
greenslate roofs with large C19 bonded red sandstone ashlar chimney stacks. 2½ storeys
over vaulted basement; rectangular tower with left 2½-storey, 5-bay classical facade
and further left C19 3-storey, 3-bay tower and rear 3-storey, 7-bay wing, the last 2 bays in
mock-tower Form; right gallery wing, adjoining the medieval tower at right-angles,
2 storeys, 5 bays with further tower 2-storey, 5-bay extension. Tower has C19 entrance
within C19 shouldered-arched stone porch. 2-light C15 windows with cusped heads, and
left stair loops. Left angle stair turret projects above parapet. Classical facade
has central quoined-surround doorway, now French window, with keyed lintel, under large
cross casement window in stone architrave within pilasters and bracketed cornice; central
attic swag. Cross-mullioned windows, those on ground floor under cornices and first
floor alternate open triangular and segmental pediments. 2-light attic windows in
eared architraves, under pilastered parapet with urn finials. Left tower has Tudor
2-light windows, those on first floor pointed, all under hoodmoulds. Angle turrets,
that to left with further circular angle watch towers. Similar windows in left return
wall. Rear wing has sash windows in stone architraves, the mock tower has 2-light
Tudor windows. The right wing is c1640 with a polygonal central open porch under a
bay window supported by clustered columns. Segment-arched openings with similar clustered
columns, now with casement windows. upper-floor mullioned-and -transomed windows. The
battlemented parapet was probably added by Salvin. Futher Cl9 wing has stone-surround
doorway and 2-light windows. Interior has some original features including part of
the angle newel staircase in the tower. Late C17 curved staircase with cherubs and
aconthus leaves. Elaborate plaster ceilings, some C18, but mostly C19 by Webster and
Salvin. Other rooms have C19 panelling, internal paralled shutters and C19 stone fire-
places. See Hutton-in-the-Forest, Guide Book and Archaeological Journal, 1958, cxv,
pp 274-250 and elevation on p 229. Also Webster family, Exhibition catalogue, Albert
Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, illustration No. 14.

Listing NGR: NY4604835763

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