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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: MURTON HALL, ADJOINING STORE AND AREA WALL TO REAR

List entry Number: 1312339

Location

MURTON HALL, ADJOINING STORE AND AREA WALL TO REAR

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

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaEdenDistrict AuthorityMurton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Jun-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73373

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Details

NY 72 SW MURTON MURTON

2/88 Murton Hall, adjoining 12.9.57 store and area wall to rear (formerly listed as Murton Hall with adjoining buildings) G.V. II*

Large house, dating from C14 with later additions and alterations. Earlier fabric coursed rubble; additions, sandstone blocks with quoins. Graduated slate roof has stone coping, kneelers, and brick chimney to east end; corniced stone chimneys to west end and east of centre, re-used C14 gabled lantern to west of centre. Early C19 outshut to rear. 2 storeys, 6 bays with C16 mullioned 2, 3 and 4-light windows under hoodmoulds with labels to front, west return, and rear. Single multi-light mullioned and transomed window to ground floor front and rear. C16 embattled front porch has outer part-glazed door in chamfered surround with 3 blank shields above false 4-centred head; inner door has 4-centred head. Present interior has shouldered arch to service door at south end of entrance passage with spit rack on adjoining wall. Ground floor centre room has large fireplace with elliptical head. West end retains dais, now separated by wall incorporating 2 capitals (to freestanding columns?); C17 panelling to room. Undercroft has flagged floor; window and original external entrance, with pointed head, in west return now blocked. Lower 2-storey building, now used as store, adjoining east end has plank door inserted under an ornate C14 window head with 3 trefoiled ogee lights having sculpted spandrels and 2 blank shields. Internally, 2 service doors (now blocked) opened into present entrance passage to house. Mural stair (with external thickening) leads to 1st floor, now hay loft, with chamfered fireplace and later door in end wall; blocked door in north wall originally led into 1st floor of former C17 wing (listed separately). - 2 king-post roof trusses. Visual evidence suggests the C14 Hall was lower, shorter and wider with side rooms entered internally through openings with decorative capitals (possibly an arcade). The Hall was reduced in width, heightened and lengthened, probably in the C16. Area wall to rear incorporates pointed head of C14 window.

Listing NGR: NY7293421766

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National Grid Reference: NY 72934 21766

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