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Blease Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Old Hutton and Holmescales, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2961 / 54°17'46"N

Longitude: -2.694 / 2°41'38"W

OS Eastings: 354925

OS Northings: 489167

OS Grid: SD549891

Mapcode National: GBR 9LMR.JQ

Mapcode Global: WH833.L8BV

Entry Name: Blease Hall

Listing Date: 21 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76703

Location: Old Hutton and Holmescales, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA8

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Old Hutton and Holmescales

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Old Hutton

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

(off South side)

4/14 Blease Hall

G.V. II*

House. Probably c.1600 for Robert Bateman; masons probably the Gibson family
who worked on Levens Hall. Slobbered rubble with quoins. Graduated slate roofs
with moulded copings and kneelers. Originally Hall with cross-wings although
north wing may have formed part of earlier building; south wing demolished early
C19. 2 storeys with cellar and attics; 4 bays overall(1:1:1:1). Present main
entrance through late C20 gabled porch adjoining south return. Garden
elevation: North wing has part-glazed door with casement to left; 5-light 1st
floor window, 4-light attic window, both mullioned and transomed under
hoodmoulds with labels. Hall has central full-height bay with 8-light (1:3:3:1)
king-mullioned and transomed window to each floor (blocked until 1985); 2-light
mullioned window under hoodmould with labels to 1st floor left, remains of
similar window to 1st floor right. Rear wall of hall rebuilt c.1830; rear of
wing retains part-blocked cellar door with window to right, both with chamfered
surrounds. Large projecting chimney to north end; stepped cylindrical mid
chimney and south end chimney, all rendered. Interior: Hall entered by studded
plank door in (reset?) chamfered surround with false 4-centred head. Large
fireplace with moulded segmental arch opposite has panelled door in architrave
to either side; left-hand door leads into former parlour with foliate plaster
frieze, right-hand door leads to dog-leg oak stair with square newels, turned
balusters (renewed 1985) and moulded handrail. 1st floor of hall retains
remains of fine plaster ceiling with 9 ft diameter vine-scroll decoration,
figures, frieze, and plaster moulding to beams. Wing has 3 braced trusses with
carpenters' numbers. Main timbers throughout are stop-chamfered. At time of
survey (June 1985) building is being refurbished to a high standard with
plasterwork cleaned and repaired and panelling replaced.

Listing NGR: SD5492589167

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