Lambton Hall, Bournmoor

Has been described as a Rejected Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameLambton Hall, Bournmoor
Alternative NamesBrewery Cottages
Historic CountryDurham
Modern AuthorityDurham
1974 AuthorityCounty Durham
Civil ParishBournmoor

C16 Lambton Hall, seat of the Lambtons, was demolished prior to 1787. The remains were retrieved from a state of ruin and converted into two cottages. Parts of the walls and one each of the cross-shaped quatrefoil openings on the front are ancient. The cottages referred to are probably Brewery Cottages which probably represent only the brewery of the Hall, which was an H-shaped building immediately to the south.

Gatehouse Comments

Salter appears to include this site in his book because of it association with Lambton Castle, a later seat of the Lambton Family, on the other side of the River Wear, which dates from C18 (on the site of C16 Harrington Hall). He describes no fortification and none is suggested elsewhere.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNZ295522
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  • Salter, Mike, 2002, The Castles and Tower Houses of County Durham (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 39
  • Boyle, J.R., 1892, Comprehensive Guide to the County of Durham: its Castles, Churches, and Manor-Houses (Durham) p. 438