Kirklinton Hall

Has been described as a Questionable Tower House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameKirklinton Hall
Alternative NamesKirklington
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishHethersgill

Georgian house for Edmund Appleby, with extensive additions in 1875 for the Kirklinton-Saul family. The core of the house possbly dates back to circa 1661. The house was constructed from coursed rubble with dressed stone and ashlar, the roof was originally slate, but at time of survey, mostly removed. The house is in a rough E-shape, and has two or three storeys and numerous bays. To the front there are three storeys and five bays with a central round-headed doorway flanked by doric columns on supporting plinth. On the wing facing the road there are three storeys with a gable and four bays. The 1875 additions consist of two storeys with attics, there is a wing that matches the road facing one and a very large L shaped extension that has five bays. At time of survey the building was empty and delapidated. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Possible later Tower house recorded in SMR that was incorporated into Kirklinton Hall. PastScape dates house back to c. 1661 and makes no mention of possible fortification. Listed Building report records the earliest part as 'possibly of c. 1661 (using stone from nearby Levington Hall) for Edmund Appleby'. Levington Hall is also called Kirklinton Castle Hill Kirklinton Hall is now a roofless ruin so the structure of the building can be readily examined. Nothing looking like a medieval building is apparent to me. The medieval building seems to have been nearby at the Castle Hill site.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY435674
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 82
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1967, Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland (Harmondsworth) p. 149