Dalton in Westmorland

Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower

There are masonry footings remains

NameDalton in Westmorland
Alternative NamesDalton Old Hall
Historic CountryWestmorland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishBurton In Kendal

Farmhouse on a T-shaped plan built in 1666, adjoining an earlier fortified tower, part of which can still be seen across the yard from the present rear door. (PastScape–ref. Perriam and Robinson)

Dalton Old Hall, in the S.W. part of the parish, is of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built c. 1666 with a main block and a N. wing, and has small later additions. The N. chimney-stack has a cylindrical flue. The front doorway has a lintel with the jamb-chamfers carried up to form embattled sinkings on the face; above it are the initials and date R. and E.L. 1666. Inside the building are some exposed ceiling-beams, and the staircase has turned balusters and square newels. (RCHME 1936)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
Images Of England
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSD540752
Latitude54.1711692810059
Longitude-2.70602011680603
Eastings354000
Northings475280
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Books

  • Salter, Mike, 1998, The Castles and Tower Houses of Cumbria (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 97 (slight)
  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 339
  • Wainwright, A., 1975, Westmorland Heritage (Kendal) p. 87
  • RCHME, 1936, An inventory of the historical monuments in Westmorland (HMSO) p. 93 no. 1 online transcription