White House Farm, Glassonby

Has been described as a Certain Bastle

There are major building remains

NameWhite House Farm, Glassonby
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishGlassonby

Outbuilding formerly bastle house. Late C16. Large blocks of coursed red sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, graduated green slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Front has upper floor entrance, now reached by external stone steps; lintel has pointed head with straight chamfer. Small flanking original windows have chamfered surrounds and iron bars. Rear wall has later ground floor entrances, 3 original small windows above, one filled. End wall right has original ground floor entrance, chamfered and rebated surround, with drawbar hole behind; upper floor has two C17 2-light windows now filled and small attic window above. Roof is now of low pitch and was probably steeper with attic; one original corbel to right. Interior of original ground floor door has flanking corbels to take original ceiling beam. (Listed Building Report)

Gatehouse Comments

The front has an upper floor entrance which is now reached by external stone steps. 7m by 11m. Long axis orientated N-S. Two two light mullioned windows on south short side; door on west; small windows on east and west; north wall blank. Important because of its completeness.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY577389
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