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Hutton Hall

In the civil parish of Penrith.
In the historic county of Cumberland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Cumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY51803024
Latitude 54.66502° Longitude -2.74883°

Hutton Hall has been described as a certain Fortified Town House, and also as a certain Pele Tower.

There are major building remains.

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

Description

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)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1397 Feb 12 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).
A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1399 April 2.

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.
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This record last updated 20/02/2016 08:26:09

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