CLARGHYLL HALL - Alston Moor - List Entry

  • Description

    "Large house of several periods: C16 bastle, heightened and extended to north in late C17 for Nicholas Whitfield; further extended to north for Thomas Whitfield mid/late C18. Top floor of tower, east wing, and north study/chapel (incorporating remains of another bastle) added c1860 (date on tower's north gable) by Rev. Octavius James who lived here 1847-89; (he also designed his church at Kirkhaugh, Northumberland)....Large bracketed fireplace on entrance floor c1688 (date on re-positioned spice cupboard); end room in north wing on same floor has C18 cornice, panelled doors and shutters, with some original carving remaining in remodelled fireplace. Study-chapel at north end, partly destroyed by fire in 1889 in which Rev. Octavius James died...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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