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Netherby Hall, Arthuret

Description: Netherby Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 April 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 78101

OS Grid Reference: NY3966371613
OS Grid Coordinates: 339663, 571613
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0354, -2.9456

Location: Drury Lane, Arthuret, Cumbria CA6 5PR

Locality: Arthuret
Local Authority: Carlisle City Council
County: Cumbria
Country: England
Postcode: CA6 5PR

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Listing Text


14/12 Netherby Hall

G.V. II*

House. C15 tower house, extended or altered in 1639 for Sir Richard Graham
(reused datestone with initials RG over entrance to left); late C18 additions
for Rev Robert Graham, with further extensions of 1833 for Sir James Graham by
William Burn. Tower, enclosed by later buildings, has walls over 2 metres
thick, thought to be of stone from the nearby Roman fort; extensions of red
sandstone ashlar on chamfered plinth with flush quoins, string courses, moulded
cornice and solid parapets; slate roofs, numerous stone chimney stacks. 3
storeys, numerous bays; Scottish Baronial style extensions. C19 polygonal 3-
storey entrance tower has 3-panel double doors with radial fanlight in round
moulded arch with false keystone; alternate block pilasters with moulded
entablature and cornice, surmounted by carved coat of arms. 2-pane sash windows
in moulded shouldered architraves with false keystones and triangular open
pediments with decorative cartouche. 3-storey tower to right is the original
house with C19 facing. Niche with carved stone figure of knight in armour on
ground floor; oriel 2-pane sash window above; corbelled-out parapet with round
angle turret, crow stepped gable with carved coat of arms and triple candlestick
chimney stacks. Lower flanking wings have 2-pane sash windows in alternate
block surrounds and false keystones. Old Servants Hall to extreme right of 2
storeys, 3 bays, has 6-panel door in round arched recess with alternate block
surround and triangular open pediment; 2 crow-stepped dormers with domed
circular turrets. C18 garden front of 2 storeys, 5 recessed bays with flanking
2-storey canted bay windows. Large 2-pane ground floor sash windows, single-
pane sashes above, in similar alternate block surrounds as entrance front; attic
oculi. Flanking l½; storey, 3-bay wings with lead-hipped graduated green slate
roofs; central window and rounded window above in round arched recess, all in
plain surrounds. Interior has mid-late C18 moulded plasterwork in recesses and
ceilings; C18 panelled doors in moulded wooden architraves with triangular
moulded pediments. Tower retains its newel staircase. Interior alterations by
H.J. Harding 1937, of ground floor of tower. Reused C17 carved Flemish
panelling in hall and dining room, with C19 heavily moulded ceiling by William
Burn. Armorial stained glass in hall by Willement, 1836. Burn's drawings for
Netherby are in RIBA collection. See Country Life, 21 & 28 January 1949
pp.142-5, pp.198-201.

Listing NGR: NY3966371613

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Source: English Heritage

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