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Dockwray Hall, Kendal

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Dockray Hall; Dockwra Hall; Dockera Hall

In the civil parish of Kendal.
In the historic county of Westmorland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Westmorland.

OS Map Grid Reference: SD51349345
Latitude 54.33428° Longitude -2.74982°

Dockwray Hall, Kendal has been described as a certain Pele Tower.

There are no visible remains.


A chapel dedicated to St Anne stood near Dockray Hall; here Machell saw a house with chapel-type fabric and windows; the chapel was extant in the 16th century (Nicolson and Burn 1777). Curwen (1900) calls it a "private oratory" only. Dockray Hall, (evidently a pele-tower and house surrounded by a curtain wall (Nicholson)) is sited by Speed's plan (in Curwen) (to Area SD 513933). The site is now largely built over with "villas".
Dockray Hall sited at SD 51349345, otherwise no further information (F1 BHP 27-OCT-72). (PastScape)

Dockwray Hall Barn, probably part of the ancient hall, survived into early 20th century. The Dockray family were purged during the Commonwealth and their hall sold off (and probably mostly demolished at this time). Sir Thomas Docwra was the last Grand Prior of the...English Order of the Knights of St John 1501-27. There is now no trace of this building... (J. Marsh). (Perriam and Robinson 1998)

Tower destroyed in 1650's.
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