MIREHOUSE - Bassenthwaite - List Entry

  • Description

    "House. Probably late C17 with C18 alterations for the Gregg family; 1790 wings for Thomas Story and rear extensions of 1830 by Joseph Cantwell for John Spedding, with further extension of 1851 and 1883.....Given by the Earl of Derby to his agent Roger Gregg before 1688 and remained in that family and their kinsmen the Storys, until 1802, when it was left to the Speddings of Armathwaite Hall. Still the home of the Spedding family and open to the public. Of particular interest for its associations with Thomas Carlyle, Tennyson and other literary friends of James Spedding (1808-1881), who were frequent visitors to the house....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1326263
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 11 months ago
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