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Old Courthouse, Hawkshead


The Old Courthouse is located near Hawkshead Hall, about half a mile north of the village of Hawkshead. It dates from the 15th century and is all that now remains of a group of buildings which formed a quadrangle of a manorial grange which once belonged to Furness Abbey. The building has a gateway arch, above which is a 41 ft long court room where the manorial courts were held; the lower floor was used as a farm building. Eventually the whole building was converted for farm use. The Old Courthouse was gifted to the National Trust in 1932. The building is normally locked, but the key can be requested from the National Trust shop in Hawkshead. The Old Courthouse is a Grade II* Listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

Hawkshead Grade II* Listed National Trust Historic Buildings and Monuments in Hawkshead Civil Parish
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The Courthouse, Hawkshead (NT)

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The Courthouse, Hawkshead

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Hawkshead Courthouse

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The Courthouse, Hawkshead

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HAWKSHEAD COURTHOUSE - List Entry
- "Purpose uncertain, probably courthouse, now farm building with 1st floor exhibition hall. Possibly C13 but probably C15, with later alterations and restorations, 1849 and 1932. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings ...

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Hawkshead Courthouse
- "Hawkshead Courthouse is all that remains of the medieval manorial farm belonging to Furness Abbey, which until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1537 owned the whole of High Furness ...

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List number: 1335777
List grade: 2*
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: SD3495098790

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