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Keswick Monks Hall

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY260240
Latitude 54.60642° Longitude -3.13938°

Keswick Monks Hall has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are no visible remains.


Monk's Hall is listed under 'pele towers' as a moat and (?) tower in 1785, and in 1789 it was described as a small farmhouse with vestiges of a moat and a square building. (PastScape–ref. Perriam and Robinson)

Monks-Hall ... This estate belongs to Sir M. Le Fleming, Baronet, and takes its name from the circumstance of belonging formerly to the Monks of Furness Abbey in Lancashire. It was given to them, (with other lands in this neighbourhood,) by Godartus Dapifer, and was called a carucate of land. Godartus's heirs confirmed the gift, and paid, according to Nicholson and Burn, L.100, and five couples of hounds for a post-fine to King Henry II. At this hall the Monks had a Steward, and here the tenants used to pay their rents. It is now a small farm house, but there are vestiges of a moat and a square building. (Clarke 1789)

Site under cottage hospital. Mislocated by Perriam and Robinson as at NY202330 (also in PastScape) for no apparent reason but clearly referring to this building.
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