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Latitude: 54.784 / 54°47'2"N
Longitude: -2.9399 / 2°56'23"W
OS Eastings: 339650
OS Northings: 543632
OS Grid: NY396436
Mapcode National: GBR 7FX3.9W
Mapcode Global: WH80N.T07W
Plus Code: 9C6VQ3M6+H2
Entry Name: Thistlewood Tower
Listing Date: 24 October 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326687
English Heritage Legacy ID: 73730
Location: Castle Sowerby, Eden, Cumbria, CA5
Civil Parish: Castle Sowerby
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Raughton Head All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/11/2019
NY 34 SE
(Formerly listed as Thistlewood Farmhouse, HIGHBRIDGE)
Fortified tower and extension. Probably early C15 with C16 alterations and late C17 extension. Tower has thick red sandstone rubble walls with flush quoins, now under gabled red sandstone slate roof with small banded red sandstone chimney stacks. Extension of dark-pink coursed sandstone rubble walls with flush cream sandstone quoins and eaves cornice, on chamfered plinth. Welsh slate roof with bottom courses of sandstone slate; banded red sandstone chimney stacks. Rectangular tower of two storeys over basement, with lower two-storey, four-bay extension. Tower has basement loops; the other small original windows at various levels have been blocked and replaced by two- and three-light late C16 stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds. Extension has central C20 door in chamfered C17 surround under drip mould. Two-light stone-mullioned windows under drip moulds.
Interior of the tower is thought to be of some interest but unable to gain access at the time of survey. Small single-storey additions to tower are not of interest.
Listing NGR: NY3965043632
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