History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Lorton Hall winder House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lorton, Cumbria

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 54.6199 / 54°37'11"N

Longitude: -3.3135 / 3°18'48"W

OS Eastings: 315281

OS Northings: 525763

OS Grid: NY152257

Mapcode National: GBR 5H90.FP

Mapcode Global: WH704.24DN

Entry Name: Lorton Hall winder House

Listing Date: 3 March 1967

Last Amended: 5 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72670

Location: Lorton, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA13

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Lorton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Lorton St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

NY 12 NE
10/146 Lorton Hall and
Winder House (previously listed
as "Lorton Hall")

Tower house and wing, now divided into 2 dwellings. Probably mid or late C15
with C16 wing; alterations dated 1663, 1880 and 1904. Mixed slate rubble,
partly rendered, under graduated greenslate roof with ashlar chimney stacks, the
tower roof within battlemented parapet. Square 3-storey, 2-bay tower with rear
C19 2-storey 3-bay extension in similar style and lower 2-storey, 7-bay wing now
Winder House. Tower has C19 fenestration; irregular 2- and 3-light windows,
some in Tudor style under hoodmoulds, the others without hoods; and ground-floor
mullioned and transomed windows. Winder House has C17 fenestration with
extensive C19 alterations; centre 3-light window was originally entrance under
hoodmould and pediment; enlarged 2-light ground-floor windows under 3-light
stone-mullioned windows with continuous hoodmould and individual pediments.
Rear of tower has Tudor-style doorway and 2-light windows. Rear of Winder House
similar, with C19 2-, 3- and 4-light windows. Interior of tower is completely
late C19 and early C20 panelled woodwork, with moulded plaster ceilings. Other
features claimed by a previous owner to be original, such as a concrete vault
and spiral staircase in the tower (see Pevsner, Buildings of England, Cumberland
& Westmorland, ppl58-9) and dated plasterwork in Winder House, are extremely
dubious. The same owner painted C16 and C17 portraits of his ancestors to hang
on the walls of his house and opened the building to the public. The adjoining
stables, now The Stables, is a separate dwelling with extensive alterations and
is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY1528125763

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.