Arkleby Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameArkleby Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishPlumbland

Farmhouse built circa 1740 incorporating an earlier house of 1725. It is two storeyed and rendered with a slate roof. Short flanking walls extend on either side of the house, that to the left surmounted by a griffin holding a coat of arms in its claws. The house was extended in C20. Possibly the site of a medieval fortified manor house. (PastScape)

Farmhouse. Circa 1740 incorporating earlier house of 1725 with Thompson coat-of-arms over front entrance. Incised cement render, with painted raised quoins and cornice, on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and kneelers; yellow brick chimney stacks. 2 storeys with attic, 5 bays of double span. Top-glazed panelled door in bolection architrave within fluted plaster doorcase under large segmental pediment enclosing coat-of-arms. Sash windows in painted stone architraves. Yorkshire-sash attic windows in painted stone surrounds. Short shaped flanking walls form integral part of house, that to left surmounted by griffin holding coat-of-arms in its claws. Rear wall has round-headed 2-light staircase window and small attic windows. Interior datestone, inscribed G & J.T. 1725 (Gustavus & Johanna Thompson), has carved bears and men on horseback, which appear to have no armorial significance. (Listed Building Report)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY142397
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 6
  • Bulmer, T.F., 1901, History, Topography and Directory of Cumberland (Manchester) p. 772 online copy