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Newby Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Newby Stones

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY59042125
Latitude 54.58478° Longitude -2.63527°

Newby Hall has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are masonry footings remains.

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


Newby Hall, house and barns, on the S. side of the road in Newby village. The House (Plate 17) is of H-shaped plan and of two storeys with attics; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built in the first half of the 17th century and has a low addition of c. 1700 on the W. side. The windows are mostly original and of one, two and three lights with stone mullions and labels. The front doorway has a later architrave and above it is a late 17th-century achievement-of-arms of Nevinson set in a square panel. On the S. side is an original doorway with a triangular head and on the E. side is a doorway with a four-centred head, now blocked. Adjoining the E. wing of the house is a wall with an enriched doorway having the initials and date I. and E.N. 1685 on the lintel. Inside the building, the Hall, in the main block, has an original fireplace with a wide segmental arch. There is some 17th-century panelling on both the ground and first floors and in the attic is a fireplace with a moulded surround of c. 1700. The Outbuilding, now a barn, S.W. of the house has a round panel with the date 1685. The Barn, W. of the house, was built probably early in the 18th century. The lintel of a doorway has traces of initials and a date and a second doorway bears the initials I. and E.N. on the lintel.
Condition—Good. (RCHME 1936)

Grade 2-star listed C17 Hall possible on site or foundations of earlier house. Legend of a garrison being held here against the Scots. Some medieval earthwork survive. The actual form of the medieval house is not known but a hall and solar block is likely, with the possibility that the C17 house sites on earlier footings.
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