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Thorns Hall and Attached Stable Wing to Rear

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3239 / 54°19'26"N

Longitude: -2.5186 / 2°31'6"W

OS Eastings: 366368

OS Northings: 492158

OS Grid: SD663921

Mapcode National: GBR BLVF.JS

Mapcode Global: WH944.8LX3

Entry Name: Thorns Hall and Attached Stable Wing to Rear

Listing Date: 16 March 1954

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484608

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Built-Up Area: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


SEDBERGH

SD6692 LONG LANE
162-1/17/318 (North side)
16/03/54 Thorns Hall and attached stable wing
to rear
(Formerly Listed as:
SOOLBANK
Thorns Hall)

II*

Large house with attached stable wing to rear; now hotel.
Probably early to mid C17, enlarged and altered in C19. Mixed
random rubble with quoins, roof of green and blue slate.
Single-depth 3-unit main range on east-west axis, with
projecting porch, rear outshut to 1st bay and part of 2nd, C19
additions to west end and rear; stable wing attached to rear
of west end.
EXTERIOR: the main range, 2 storeys and attic, 2:1:2 windows,
has a large 2-storey gabled porch offset right of centre. This
has a restored round-headed doorway, a C19 12-pane sash above,
and gable coping with kneelers and a finial; a 2-light
double-chamfered mullioned window with a hoodmould in each
side wall, and a blocked similar window above that in the
right-hand side. Behind and above the porch is a gabled attic
dormer which has a 2-light chamfered flush mullion window with
diamond leaded panes, and a ball finial. The other windows are
C19: a 12-pane sash on each floor to the right of the porch,
and large tripartite hornless sashes elsewhere. Large extruded
chimney at left gable, with re-built shaft; C19 chimneys to
front wall to right and at right-hand gable. Set back at the
left end is a C19 2-storey wing with two 12-pane sashes on
each floor, and a pyramidal roof. Rear: outshut to west end,
under catslide roof, has 2-light mullioned window at cellar
level, and a blocked window to right of that. Former stable
range (linked to rear of C19 west wing), of coursed rubble
with quoins, stone slate roof, 2 storeys, with a stone slate
dripcourse over each floor, has (inter alia) a wagon doorway
near the left end and 3 stable doorways near the right-hand
end, all segmental-headed with rubble voussoirs; and slit
breathers at 1st floor.
INTERIOR: hall has C17 muntin-and-rail panelled partition to
service end, and a large chamfered beam; open-well
quarter-turn staircase with closed string, square newels,
turned balusters and moulded handrail; parlour completely
wainscotted with muntin-and-rail panelling and intersecting
arcaded frieze; chamber over parlour with C18
bolection-moulded panelling (part recently moved to enclose en
suite facilities); roof of 6 principal-rafter trusses, the
principals half-lapped at the apex, with angle struts, and
including some re-used elements of a very substantial
timber-framed building.
HISTORICAL NOTE: occupied in C19 by members of the Elam family
(wall monuments in Church of St John the Evangelist, Dent,
qv).

Listing NGR: SD6636892158

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

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