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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CORBY CASTLE

List entry Number: 1087717

Location

CORBY CASTLE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaCarlisleDistrict AuthorityWetheral

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Apr-1957

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 77719

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History

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Details

WETHERAL GREAT CORBY NY 4754 15/137 Corby Castle

1. 4.57. I Castle. C13 tower house encased in later buildings: additions c1630 and c1690, with present facade built between April 1812 and September 1817, by Peter Nicholson for Henry Howard. Red sandstone ashlar, slate roofs. 3 storeys, 5 bays to south front, which has tetrastyle Greek Doric porch, flanked by arcaded loggia above which is a central tripartite window and a Diocletian window on 2nd floor. West face of 3 storeys, 7 bays, has open Greek Doric loggia connected to central recessed bays: both facades have cornice surmounted by the Corby lion (heraldic device of the Howard family). Interior includes; Grecian entrance hall with moulded plasterwork to ceilings and niches; 1720's main staircase of 3 flights, with twisted balusters and ramped handrail; medieval spiral staircase in original tower; mural paintings of Alpine scenes by Matthew Nutter of Carlisle, in bedrooms. Set in grounds laid-out between 1708 and 1729 by Thomas Howard, incorporating many buildings and features listed separately. See Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.32-35, 14 January, p.92-95.

Listing NGR: NY4708954201

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: 14 January - Date: 1954 - Journal Title: Country Life - Page References: 92-95
  2. Article  Reference - Title: 7 January - Date: 1954 - Journal Title: Country Life - Page References: 32-35
  3. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 9 Cumbria - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: NY 47089 54201

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