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Helbeck Hall with Retaining Wall to Rear

A Grade II* Listed Building in Helbeck, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5368 / 54°32'12"N

Longitude: -2.3228 / 2°19'21"W

OS Eastings: 379212

OS Northings: 515772

OS Grid: NY792157

Mapcode National: GBR DH6Z.XG

Mapcode Global: WH938.975C

Plus Code: 9C6VGMPG+PV

Entry Name: Helbeck Hall with Retaining Wall to Rear

Listing Date: 21 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73342

Location: Helbeck, Eden, Cumbria, CA17

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Helbeck

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Brough St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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5/57 Helbeck Hall with
retaining wall to rear

G.V. II*

Hall, dated 1776, by Henry Bellas (or Bellhouse) of Appleby for John Metcalfe (his
initials with date on rainwater heads). Pebble-dashed coursed, squared rubble
with rusticated quoins on chamfered plinth; moulded eaves with blocking course
carrying urns. Hipped, graduated slate roofs with corniced stone chimneys; 3 ogee-
headed dormer windows to front. Symmetrical 2-storey front, 1:5:1 wit end bays
lower and set back; central block has band between floors. Central french window
with glazing bars and traceried fanlight in doorcase with curvilinear head and
inner ogee arch; sashes with glazing bars in ogee-headed architraves with finials.
In C19 entrance moved to east return and single-storey billiard room added to
north-east corner. Internally, original cornices, plaster friezes, and panelled
window shutters survive; ground floor west room retains its plaster framing to
walls. The dog-leg stair is cut-string with stone steps, square newels, and
moulded handrail. Segmental kitchen fireplace flanked by single doorways, one of
which opens onto staircase leading under garden to back door at lower level set
in c15 ft high retaining wall; other doors in this wall (some now blocked) gave
access to cellars under garden.

Listing NGR: NY7921215772

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