Stone Hall Soolbank

Has been described as a Questionable Bastle

There are no visible remains

NameStone Hall Soolbank
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishSedbergh

Stonehouse site. in the 16th century consisted of 5 or 6 houses, some footings visible in 'Lile Sebur' field.

Kevin Lancaster writes; A house, formerly a group of houses... has been taken to be the site of a medieval house, certainly the name is recorded back as far as 1451. However, there is nothing on the ground and I feel the place-name might refer only to 'Stone Haw' or hill side. The ground is excessively stoney.'

William Lancaster held a tenement called Stonehall in 1451. Sold to Alexander Featherstonehaugh by 1501. (J Marsh); A house not built of stone would be rare in this area, but the OS shows the names in Gothic script. (Perriam and Robinson 1998)

Gatehouse Comments

The record in Perriam and Robinson is accompanied by a picture of the grade 2star listed Stone Hall. This is a probably location of the recorded medieval 'stonehouses'. The form of this supposed late medieval farmhouse is not known beyond it being in stone. This is outside the usually area of pele-house bastles although the generally topography (a highland valley) is similar to that of the Marches North Pennines. Other than the inclusion in a gazetteer of 'medieval fortified buildings' there is nothing to suggest fortification.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSD673928
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 396


  • 1988 May, Sedbergh Historian Newsletter
  • 1986, Sedbergh Historian Vol. 2.4
  • Sedbergh Historian Vol. 1.5


  • English Heritage, 2006, Extensive Urban Survey - Cumbria (Cumbria County Council) Download copy