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Hollin How

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Hollin Hall; Nether Stavely; Crook Hall; Thwatterden-hall

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SD46559602
Latitude 54.35692° Longitude -2.82354°

Hollin How has been described as a certain Pele Tower.

There are major building remains.

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


House now divided into 2. C14 Pele Tower at East attached to C16 or early C17 central block with late C17 or early C18 West wing. All with later alterations. Rubble and roughcast rendered walls, slate drips, graduated greenslate roof. 4 massive old circular or oval chimney stacks, one C19 stack with paired round shafts. Tower to East has crowstepped gable. (Listed Building Report)

Hollin How or Hall (Plate 16), in the S. angle of the parish, is of two storeys partly with attics and cellars. The walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. The pele-tower at the E. end of the house is probably of 14th or 15th-century date but has no distinctive features; the upper part is gabled, probably a later alteration. The adjoining part of the house was added late in the 16th or early in the 17th century and the W. wing is perhaps a late 17th or early 18th-century addition. The tower has crow-stepped gables and a heavy chimney-stack with a round shaft on the N. The house is covered with rough-cast but a string course is carried along the S. front over the lower windows. Two chimney-stacks have each two conjoined round shafts and a stack on the N. side has a single round shaft. Inside the building, the tower has a barrel-vault to the lower storey and a fireplace in the N. wall with a heavy lintel. The spiral staircase is original and adjoining it is a loop-light. On the upper floor is a second loop and a fireplace with a flat lintel; in the N. wall is a deep recess perhaps for a garde-robe. The house has some exposed ceiling-beams and in the hall is a cupboard of the usual local type, with the initials and date C. and M.D. 1667; it is not, however, a fixture. On the first floor is some early 17th-century panelling refixed. (RCHME 1936)
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