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Warnell Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sebergham, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7628 / 54°45'45"N

Longitude: -3.0109 / 3°0'39"W

OS Eastings: 335052

OS Northings: 541339

OS Grid: NY350413

Mapcode National: GBR 7FDC.YG

Mapcode Global: WH80M.QKG4

Entry Name: Warnell Hall

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Last Amended: 3 January 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72486

Location: Sebergham, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Sebergham

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Castle Sowerby St Kentigern

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


9/178 Warnell Hall
(formerly listed as
11.4.67 Warne11's Hall)

G.V. II*

Fortified house now farmhouse. Early or mid C16 incorporating part of a C14
tower with alterations, dated and inscribed over entrance T & M D 1683 with
Denton coat-of-arms. Large blocks of mixed calciferous and pink sandstone with
graduated greenslate roof and stone chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays with
stair projection to rear making shape; originally a fortified courtyard plan.
Top-glazed panelled door in alternate-block surround under cornice and voussoir
frieze. 2-light stone-mullioned windows under cornices are of 1683. Confined
fenestration is explained by adjoining courtyard range, that to right listed
separately, but that to left now demolished, leaving blank wall. Rear 2- and
3-light stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds could be C16. Wall at left
rear has earlier blocked window and is said to contain the remains of a newel
staircase of the C14 tower, now demolished. Further single-storey rear
extension is probably early C18. Interior has large segmental-arched stone
fireplace in principal ground-floor room. Late C17 oak staircase with twisted
balusters and broad moulded handrail. House of Dacre family which was exchanged
with the Denton family for Denton Hall in 1507; sold by the Dentons to Sir James
Lowther in 1774 and still in the possession of that family. See W.T. McIntyre,
Warnell Hall, Cumberland News, 4 August 1934; Transactions Cumberland &
Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xx, p238.

Listing NGR: NY3505241339

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