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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1086542



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Beetham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Nov-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 76567

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SD 48 SE BEETHAM B5282 (off South side) Milnthorpe 3/27 21.11.52 Dallam Tower

G.V. I

House. Dated 1722 on rainwater heads. Early C18 with C17 core, remodelled early C19 by G. Webster of Kendal. Scored stucco with sandstone dressings; hipped graduated greenslate roof with lead rolls. Central block: 2 storeys plus attics, single storey pavilions to each side, all with cellars. Symmetrical.13 bays. 2:1:7:1:2. Central tetrastyle portico is a later addition, in front of panelled door with margined overlight in earlier, moulded eared surround with ramped head and consoles to each side supporting remains of pediment. (Entrance in garden front has similar details but segmental pediment is complete). Cellar has original C18 sashes with glazing bars, ground and first floor are C19 replacements, with glazing bars, in stone surrounds;and attics have gabled dormers with horizontal sliding sashes. Plinth, rusticated pilasters and quoins; corniced overhanging eaves; 4 corniced chimneys to central block, 3 to left pavilion and one to right. Rainwater pipes have decorative junctions and heads with coats-of-arms and are dated 1722. Interior is extremely fine and of various dates including C17 panelling from cottages on the estate with spice cupboards with initials and dates TS and TWD; fireplace from Nether Levens 1682 1676 dated 1671; C18 panelling to drawing room, bedrooms and landing. C18 EWD cantilevered staircase inlaid with holly, yew, walnut and mahogany with 3 moulded balusters to each step and ramped and moulded handrail with curtail; 2nd oak stair through to attics; panelling by Gillow of Lancaster to main Hall and dining room.

Listing NGR: SD4904081042

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland, (1967)
'Country Life' in 18 November, (1982), 1578
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 9 Cumbria,

National Grid Reference: SD 49040 81042


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