Dockray Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Town House, and also as a Possible Pele Tower

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameDockray Hall
Alternative NamesGloucester Arms; Gloster Arms
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishPenrith

Circa 1470 but now mainly late C16. Traditional home of Duke of Gloucester (late Richard III). Red sandstone with painted stucco front, 2 storeys. Wide yard entry and 3 bay windows, main doorway with carved and painted coats of arms of de Whelpdale and Richard III and date 1580. Four C16 windows. Very good interior. Late C16 panelling and plasterwork. (Listed Building Report)

Gatehouse Comments

Much altered pele tower. There seems to be some confusion in some sources between this Inn and the Two Lions Inn, directly opposite.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY514300
Latitude54.6631088256836
Longitude-2.75358009338379
Eastings351488
Northings530045
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Books

  • Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1967, Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland (Harmondsworth) p. 177
  • Furness, W., 1894, The history of Penrith from the earliest record to the present time (Carlisle)
  • Taylor, M.W., 1892, Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland and Cumberland (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 8) p. 259-61 online copy

Journals

  • Davis, Philip, 2010-11, 'Crenellated town houses in Medieval England' Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 24 p. 270-91 (mention)

Other

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