Farlam Hall

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry footings remains

NameFarlam Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishFarlam

Mid 18th century house containing fragmentary remains of a bastle or stonehouse, which formed part of the manor house. Extended circa 1824 and again circa 1860. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Possible stonehouse sited within Farlam Hall complex. May be the manor house mentioned in 1603 survey. This was the manor house, although it may well have been a stewards residence rather than a gentleman's house. The comfort large house now on the site really dates from the C19 although it incorporates earlier remains. Farham Hall Cottages have been confused with the medieval hall but Perriam and Robinson state "The 1603 Survey map and an early 18th century map clearly show the 'maner house' north of the Williamgill, (burn) but the cottages to the south."

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY570601
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 150


  • Dixon, P.W., 1972, 'Shielings and bastles: a reconsideration of some problems' Archaeologia Aeliana (ser4) Vol. 50 p. 249-58

Primary Sources

  • Graham, T. H. B. (ed.). 1934, The barony of Gilsland. Lord William Howard's survey, taken in 1603 (Feild-Booke yt explaines all the Map Booke for Gilsland taken in 1603) (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 16) p. 55