Farlam New Garth

Has been described as a Certain Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameFarlam New Garth
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishFarlam

House. Late C16 with C17, C19 and C20 alterations. Limewashed rendered walls, Welsh slate roof with coped gables and kneelers, rendered chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 2 bays with single-storey, 2-bay extension right, C19 extension to rear under common roof. C20 entrance and windows in original walls over one metre thick; base of original rear wall remains as internal wall. Mentioned in the Gilsland survey of 1603 as the stonehouse of John Hall. (Listed Building Report)

NY 580606 New Garth - an isolated farmhouse. It can be identified from the map accompanying the 1603 'Gilsland Survey' as a stonehouse with the grounds enclosed. The bastle appears to have been partly rebuilt in the late 17th c. and further remodelled in the 19th c. It retains the original long north wall, 3-3/4 feet thick, and the base of the corresponding S wall. (PastScape ref. Ramm et al)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY580604
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 169 (plan)
  • Salter, Mike, 1998, The Castles and Tower Houses of Cumbria (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 102 (slight)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 96
  • Ramm, H.G., McDowall, R.W. and Mercer, E., 1970, Shielings and Bastles (London: HMSO) p. 77 no. 12

Primary Sources

  • Graham, T. H. B. (ed.). 1934, The barony of Gilsland. Lord William Howard's survey, taken in 1603 (Feild-Booke yt explaines all the Map Booke for Gilsland taken in 1603) (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 16) p. 55