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Croglin Low Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kirkoswald, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7981 / 54°47'53"N

Longitude: -2.6947 / 2°41'40"W

OS Eastings: 355437

OS Northings: 545022

OS Grid: NY554450

Mapcode National: GBR 9DMY.DT

Mapcode Global: WH80L.LN1K

Entry Name: Croglin Low Hall

Location: Kirkoswald, Eden, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Parish: Kirkoswald

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Last Amended: 3 August 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73504

Source ID: 1327062

Listing Text

NY 55450 45020 KIRKOSWALD
NY 54 NE

4/78 Croglin Low Hall
27.12.67 (formerly listed as
Lower Hall, Croglin)

G.V. II*

Farmhouse, formerly tower house and hall. Probably C15 tower and early C16
hall, with early C17 alterations and additions, further late C18 extensions and
alterations; manor house of the de Croglin, Dacre and Howard families. Large
blocks of red sandstone in 2 right bays are the lower storey of original tower,
reduced to single storey, rebuilt to 2½ storeys and extended with a 2 bay hall
in smaller red sandstone rubble; further extensions and walls raised slightly in
similar stonework, all under common green slate roof; large square chimney stack
above tower and end stone chimney stacks; C18 single bay extension to extreme
left is of coursed red sandstone rubble, Welsh slate roof of slightly lower
level with end stone chimney stack; 2-storey, 3-bay wing at right-angles to
tower, is of red sandstone rubble with sandstone slate roof of lower level than
main house. Original courtyard entrance to tower has plank door, painted
chamfered surround with semicircular arch; small square window to right. Early
C17 chamfered mullioned windows of 2&3 -lights, have been filled on ground floor
and replaced by late C18 double sash window with plain painted stone surround;
upper floor central window has been partly filled. Garden front has further
tower entrance to left, now covered by projecting C19 wash-house. Small opening
to right is original fire window, now internally blocked. 3 periods of
fenestration; 2 small square upper floor early C16 blocked windows in hall
extension; 2&3-light early C17 chamfered mullioned windows, in hall and tower,
have mostly been blocked or enlarged with late C18 sash windows with glazing
bars. End wall of tower, left, has similar mullioned windows, now with C20
casements and 2 small square attic openings. Extension to right of hall, has
top glazed 6-panel door in plain stone surround; broad sash windows with glazing
bars in plain stone surrounds. Rear wall of C18 extension is blank. Courtyard
wing has C16 or C17 partly filled entrance with moulded architrave, now C20
casement window. Chamfered-surround, 2-light window to right. Early C18
entrance to right has chamfered surround, 2-pane sash window above has similar
surround. 2 other windows are C19. End wall has been rebuilt in late C19 to
form passage between the adjoining barn, listed separately. Gateway and
gatehouse are also listed separately. Nearby chapel, belonging to the house,
was demolished in C19. Best known for its associations with the Croglin
Vampire.


Listing NGR: NY5543745022

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