Description: Dromonby Hall and Dromonby Hall Cottage with Attached Outbuilding
Date Listed: 27 February 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 333205
OS Grid Reference: NZ5316505827
OS Grid Coordinates: 453165, 505827
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4451, -1.1817
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KIRKBY BUSBY LANE
NZ 50 NW
4/146 Dromonby Hall and
27/2/75 Dromonby Hall
Upper end of substantial C16 house extended eastwards in C18, now
two dwellings, the major (western) part being the early building
and part of the C18 extension. Roughly-coursed pecked stone, the
cottage pebbledashed. Lakeland slate roofs. ashlar stacks.
Outbuilding herringbone-tooled sandstone with Welsh slate roof.
Dromonby Hall T-plan, i.e. left cross wing and hall extension;
Dromonby Cottage the right part of the extension. 2 storeys, the
hall 1 and 2 bays, the cottage 2 bays, blank on front.
Early C18 door and stone surround relocated in second bay. Round-
arched stair window with radial head and glazing bars above. In
right bay of Hall a 16-pane sash under keyed lintel on each floor.
In inner return of left bay a blocked chamfered doorway under
flattened Tudor arch. Front has a 16-pane sash on each floor, the
lower under a keyed lintel, the upper under concrete lintel. 3-bay
left return has gabled projecting centre. Central chamfered slit
window flanked by inserted long casements with glazing bars. On
first floor two 16-pane sashes flank a 12-pane sash (only the right
window is early C19, the others are replaced). Rear elevation shows
a 2-light chamfered mullioned window at first floor right, a blocked
opening at first floor left and a replaced 16-pane sash; a 12-pane
inserted sash on ground floor. The cottage has a central boarded
door and flanking 16-pane sashes on both floors, 2 replaced. Small
outbuilding with boarded doors projects.
Interior: Small sitting-room has moulded ceiling beam, segmental-
arched fireplace with rough voussoirs and a timber-framed partition
to the large sitting-room. The ceiling is here divided into two by
a beam with ornamental plaster-work: lions and unicorns, acorns,
fleurs-de-lys and fruit motifs. At either side moulded raised
borders frame central quatrefoils and curved geometrical surrounding
shapes with applied motifs of Tudor roses, sunflowers, strapwork,
grapes and oak leaves. Stone fireplace with flattened Tudor arch.
Door to hall also Tudor-arched, with a roll moulding between hollow
chamfers, and ballflower spandrels. Some mason's marks on the
Late C18 stair case with stick balusters, ramped and wreathed
handrail, curtail step, reeded newel and shaped tread ends. Good
Victorian hall floor tiles.
Dining-room of early C18 appearance, with plastered central beam
and 2 old salt and spice cupboards flanking a fireplace of circa
1810, brought from another room.
Segmental-apsidal landing with C18 plaster ceiling rose. Elliptical
arch at stairhead landing. Similar Tudor doorway to upstairs room
above large sitting-room. Mason's marks on the mullioned window
and holes for shutter pintles. Another 1810-type fireplace upstairs,
flanked by C18 panelled cupboards, in the extension part, and a
contemporary moulded cornice.
C18 strutted kingpost roof, re-using late medieval timbers as
purlins, much restored in 1980s.
C20 1-storey brick rear wing to Dromonby Hall is not of special
Listing NGR: NZ5316505827
Source: English Heritage
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