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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: HIGH HEAD CASTLE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY WING

List entry Number: 1145451

Location

HIGH HEAD CASTLE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY WING

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

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaEdenDistrict AuthoritySkelton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73946

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History

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Details

NY 44 SW SKELTON HIGH HEAD

5/217 High Head Castle C18 Wing

G.V. II*

Country house in ruins, built on the site of a medieval castle. 1744-7, probably by James Gibbs for the Brougham family, partly destroyed by fire 1956. Red sandstone ashlar with string course, eaves modillions, open balustraded parapet and V-jointed quoins. Roofless but with banded ashlar sandstone chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 11 bays. Projecting pedimented 3-bay centre, with carved ornament in pediment, has central door in alternate-block surround with entablature and pediment. Stone window architraves. Return and rear walls are partly in ruins. Interior completely gutted. See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xi, pp.379-384; for the attribution to James Gibbs see G. Beard, 'The Greater House in Cumbria', 1979, pp...... Derelict and unoccupied at the time of survey; owner's application to demolish refused in 1985.

Listing NGR: NY4027943334

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Beard, G - Title: The Greater House in Cumbria - Date: 1978
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society - Journal Title: Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society - Volume: 11 - Page References: 379-84

National Grid Reference: NY 40279 43334

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