Hutton Hall

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

There are major building remains

NameHutton Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishPenrith

Cottage attached on right of Masonic Hall is the original Hutton Hall, with C14 square pele tower at rear. Front C17 and C18, scored stucco, new slate roof, 2 storeys, a C17 chamfered stone doorway with boarded door, 3 sashes down and 4 up in stone architraves. King post roof. (Listed Building Report)

Gatehouse Comments

Perriam convincingly argues that license to crenellate given to William Strickland in 1397 and 1399 for a 'cameram suam in villa de Penreth' (Chamber in the town of Penrith) although this it has been in the past been considered to be Stricklands Pele, the initial foundation of Penrith Castle.

- Philip Davis

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 ReferenceNY518302
Latitude54.6650199890137
Longitude-2.74883008003235
Eastings351800
Northings530240
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Books

  • Salter, Mike, 1998, The Castles and Tower Houses of Cumbria (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 98 (slight)
  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 208 (plan)
  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1967, Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland (Harmondsworth) p. 176
  • Taylor, M.W., 1892, Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland and Cumberland (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 8) p. 252-4 online copy

Journals

  • Davis, Philip, 2010-11, 'Crenellated town houses in Medieval England' Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 24 p. 270-91
  • < >Perriam, D.R., 2008, 'William Strickland's tower in Penrith: Penrith Castle or Hutton Hall?' English Heritage Historical Review Vol. 3 p. 36-45 < > abstract and online purchase

Other

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