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Lyulph's Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Matterdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5735 / 54°34'24"N

Longitude: -2.9233 / 2°55'23"W

OS Eastings: 340412

OS Northings: 520196

OS Grid: NY404201

Mapcode National: GBR 8H0K.XB

Mapcode Global: WH81N.297R

Entry Name: Lyulph's Tower

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337015

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74551

Location: Matterdale, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Matterdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Watermillock

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

In the entry for:- MATTERDALE A592 (north side)

6/149 Lyulph's Tower

The previous listing date "27-12-67" shall be added


MATTERDALE A592 (north side)
NY 42 SW
6/149 Lyulph's Tower

- II*
House. c1795. For Duke of Norfolk. Stone rubble with some ashlar dressings
and some roughcast. 3 ranges in half-hexagon plan, with range to rear of
central range, octagonal angle towers. Central range of 2 storeys and 4 bays.
1st floor sill band and high, coped parapet. Ground floor has round-headed
windows to central bays, with paired sashes with glazing bars and intersecting
glazing bars above; outer bays have 2-light single-chamfered-mullioned windows.
1st floor has 2 round-headed windows under relieving arch to central bays,
paired sashes as below; outer bays have small-paned cross-casements, that to 4th
bay a later replacement. 3-stage towers are part roughcast and have string
courses and embattled parapets, round-headed window to ground and 1st floors of
each tower, that to ground floor of tower to right retains sash, other
casements; small sash to 2nd floor of tower to left, that to right has
round-headed casement. Range to left of 3 bays; embattled parapet and strings.
Part roughcast. Round-headed windows with casements to 1st floor; tower to left
has small casement in blocked round-headed window to ground floor and
round-headed 1st floor window; all casements. Round-headed entrance in skew
arch has blocked fanlight and studded door. Range to right has roughcast
addition to 1st bay and roughcast tower; embattled parapet and strings. 2nd and
3rd bays and ground floor of tower to left have round-headed windows, paired
sashes with single glazing bars and horns; intersecting tracery above. 1st bay
has extension, canted back on ground floor level. Round-headed entrance;
intersecting glazing bars to fanlight, sashes, single glazing bars over;
embattled parapet. Small-paned cross-casement to tower 1st floor. rear has
slate-hung lean-to outshuts flanking 5-bay range with hipped roof, triple sashes
to ground floor, paired sashes to 1st floor, one single light, entrance to each
end; several stacks. Outshut to right has return with round-headed windows,
that to ground floor blocked, that to 1st floor with paired sashes, glazing
bars, intersecting bars. Interiors are plain, one tower room has flag floor and
fireplace with architrave, frieze and cornice. Other rooms have plain
panelling. An early example of the Romantic Gothick castellated style; referred
to by Wordsworth, Southey and Scott.

Listing NGR: NY4041220196

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

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