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Smardale Hall and Adjoining Buildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Waitby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4676 / 54°28'3"N

Longitude: -2.4039 / 2°24'13"W

OS Eastings: 373920

OS Northings: 508096

OS Grid: NY739080

Mapcode National: GBR CJNS.C8

Mapcode Global: WH93F.1YKZ

Plus Code: 9C6VFH9W+2F

Entry Name: Smardale Hall and Adjoining Buildings

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73043

Location: Waitby, Eden, Cumbria, CA17

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Waitby

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkby Stephen with Mallerstang and Crosby Garrett with Soulby

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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5/82 Smardale Hall and
6.2.68 adjoining buildings


Buildings date from C15/C16 centuries. Present Hall of coursed rubble has a
tower at each corner, banded just below top. Graduated slate roof with stone
chimneys; ball finials to conical tower roofs. 2 storeys, 6 bays. The majority
of windows to both side elevations have 2, 3, or 4-lights in stucco surrounds;
2-light window in apex of south gable is only surviving example with stone
mullion. All doors are C19/C20 insertions. Internally, large segmental arch to
kitchen fireplace survives. Attached range of farm buildings once formed south
range to Hall's original courtyard plan. Slobbered rubble walls with graduated
slate roof. 2 storeys. Blocked doors and windows can be seen on both side
elevations. Internally, the hay loft was once the Great Hall and some
decorative plasterwork survives on the eastern wall. The relative thicknesses
of their walls suggests that the south-east tower pre-dates the other 3 which
may have been added for symmetry. A c1670 plan shows a C14 tower-house in the
east wing; this was built by the Smerdales (ie pre 1388) and the rest of the
house by the Warcops (ie pre 1580). See Carlisle record Office M.S.
D/D&C/Machell III p.225. (From the 6 vols of notes towards a history of
Cumberland & Westmorland by the Reverend Thomas Machell in the Dean & Chapter
Library, Carlisle).

Listing NGR: NY7392008096

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