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Warcop Hall

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY74711572
Latitude 54.53612° Longitude -2.39203°

Warcop Hall has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Large house of 3 main builds: west wing late C16; central block 1746 by Kelly; east addition late C19. C16 wing of sandstone blocks, rendered. 1746 of ashlar with horizontal grooving, rusticated quoins, moulded plinth, and eaves cornice. C19 end coursed, squared rubble with quoins on chamfered plinth; corbels carry embattled parapet. All roofs graduated slate; west wing has stone end chimney with embattled cornice, central block has stone copings, kneelers and corniced chimneys. 2 storeys. 4-bay west wing (end bay projecting) has 2-light mullioned windows, mainly C19 reconstructions; original mullioned and transomed window to 1st floor. 6-bay central block has 5 circular steps up to panelled door in pedimented architrave with Ionic pilasters; 2 sashes to left, 3 to right and 5 above, all with original wide glazing bars in architrave. Rainwater heads to each end have heraldic device with motto FIDE ET AMORE. Single-bay C19 addition has 3-light mullioned and transomed window with mullioned 2-light window above. Extensive C19 additions to rear: original Venetian stair window to rear of central block. (Listed Building Report)

Warcop Hall (Plate 18), 450 yards E. of the church, is of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. The W. part of the house was built late in the 16th century but the rest of the building is 18th-century or modern. The old block has a small gabled wing of the same age projecting to the S. Many of the windows are original and have stone mullions and moulded labels. In the N. wall is a doorway with a segmental head with a modern or re-cut inscription. The small wing projecting to the N. is of early 18th-century date. Inside the old building is some early 17th-century panelling and doors with cock's head hinges. The main room or old kitchen has a wide fireplace with a segmental head. On the first floor one room is lined with late 17th-century panelling. Several original doorways with four-centred heads, remain. The roof, with four trusses, is probably also original. The cellar beneath the main 18th-century block may be older than the superstructure. (RCHME 1936)

Site of a gentry status manor house. Included by Perriam and Robinson in their gazetteer of medieval fortified buildings but there is no actually evidence the house was fortified either with a moat or a tower. They also suggest it as a 'possible successor to Warcop Castle and Tower?'
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