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Murton Hall, Adjoining Store and Area Wall to Rear

A Grade II* Listed Building in Murton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5904 / 54°35'25"N

Longitude: -2.4203 / 2°25'13"W

OS Eastings: 372934

OS Northings: 521766

OS Grid: NY729217

Mapcode National: GBR CHJC.S8

Mapcode Global: WH92T.SWNB

Entry Name: Murton Hall, Adjoining Store and Area Wall to Rear

Listing Date: 12 September 1957

Last Amended: 21 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312339

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73373

Location: Murton, Eden, Cumbria, CA16

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Murton

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Appleby St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


2/88 Murton Hall, adjoining
12.9.57 store and area wall to
(formerly listed as
Murton Hall with
adjoining buildings)

G.V. II*

Large house, dating from C14 with later additions and alterations. Earlier fabric
coursed rubble; additions, sandstone blocks with quoins. Graduated slate roof has
stone coping, kneelers, and brick chimney to east end; corniced stone chimneys to
west end and east of centre, re-used C14 gabled lantern to west of centre. Early
C19 outshut to rear. 2 storeys, 6 bays with C16 mullioned 2, 3 and 4-light
windows under hoodmoulds with labels to front, west return, and rear. Single
multi-light mullioned and transomed window to ground floor front and rear.
C16 embattled front porch has outer part-glazed door in chamfered surround with
3 blank shields above false 4-centred head; inner door has 4-centred head. Present
interior has shouldered arch to service door at south end of entrance passage with
spit rack on adjoining wall. Ground floor centre room has large fireplace with
elliptical head. West end retains dais, now separated by wall incorporating
2 capitals (to freestanding columns?); C17 panelling to room. Undercroft has
flagged floor; window and original external entrance, with pointed head, in west
return now blocked. Lower 2-storey building, now used as store, adjoining east
end has plank door inserted under an ornate C14 window head with 3 trefoiled ogee
lights having sculpted spandrels and 2 blank shields. Internally, 2 service doors
(now blocked) opened into present entrance passage to house. Mural stair (with
external thickening) leads to 1st floor, now hay loft, with chamfered fireplace
and later door in end wall; blocked door in north wall originally led into
1st floor of former C17 wing (listed separately). - 2 king-post roof trusses.
Visual evidence suggests the C14 Hall was lower, shorter and wider with side rooms
entered internally through openings with decorative capitals (possibly an arcade).
The Hall was reduced in width, heightened and lengthened, probably in the C16.
Area wall to rear incorporates pointed head of C14 window.

Listing NGR: NY7293421766

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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