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placename:- Acorn Bank
other name:- Acorn Bank Garden
parish Temple Sowerby parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s; garden
coordinates:- NY61732822
10Km square:- NY62

1Km square NY6128

photograph

Acorn Bank -- Temple Sowerby -- Cumbria / -- 1.6.2006
photograph

Acorn Bank -- Temple Sowerby -- Cumbria / -- 1.6.2006

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 4 16)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Acorn Bank
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 289-290
On the r. of Temple Sowerby is Acorn Bank, R. Hodgson Edmenson, Esq.
list of seats

placename:- Acorn Bank
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P200, button   goto source.
Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 200:-
... Passed ... Sir William Dalston's house at Acorn-bank, ... crossed the Eden and the Eamont with its green vale, ... [to] Penrith ...
person:- : Dalston, William, Sir
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Acorn Bank / Sr. William Dalstone Kt.
house

placename:- Acorn Bank
county:- Westmorland
person:- : Dalstone, William, Sir
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1675

Records, hearth tax survey returns, Westmorland, 1674/75.
Ackthorne banke
in
Temple Sowerby

placename:- Ackthorne banke
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
ACORN BANK HOUSE / / / TEMPLE SOWERBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / I / 423386 / NY6172928212
courtesy of English Heritage
Large house, taken over by the Crown at the Dissolution, it was bought by the Dalstons in 1544. The deep chamfered plinth to the north-west corner may date from the previous owners, the Knights Templar & Hospitaller. The pre C18 work is coursed, roughly squared blocks, the rest is ashlar. All roofs are of graduated slate with corniced stone end and mid chimneys. 2-storey west elevation is late C16. Door with false 4-centred head to either end of 3 central bays; 3-light mullioned window between and 3 above. Wing at each end has single 2-light mullioned window to each floor. Internally, a spiral stair with timber and plaster enclosure and 3 original fireplaces have survived. At the rear of the main house, the west stair wing bears a 1656 datestone; the Venetian windows are part-rusticated externally with Doric columns internally. The stairs have cut string with turned balusters and a later, moulded, handrail; the dog gates at the bottom have been retained. Some C17 heraldic glass. The central rear wing may be earlier and incorporates part of a newel stair. The east stair wing is mid C18 with a single Venetian window; internally, at the head of the later stairs, are paired Ionic columns. The ceiling is Italianate with decorative panels. Both stairs have pedimented doorcases on each landing. In the mid C18 the main house was remodelled and extended with a rusticated east gable wall. Symmetrical 3-storey, 9-bay front has 2nd floor band and moulded eaves. Central door has segmental pediment and shouldered achitrave; sash windows have glazing bars and architraves. 2-storeyed, hipped, wings to either side have trompe l'oeil windows. Internally, large C17 segment-headed, fireplaces in kitchen and hall; small door to right in kitchen (now blocked) led into newel stair. Present dining room is fully panelled with vine-leaf and greek-key decoration; Adam fireplace and overmantel. Other rooms retain C17 and C18 panelling, fireplaces and cornices. Elaborately carved early C17 overmantel with Dalston heraldry was moved from hall to 1st floor bedroom in late C20. Most doors are original, some in shouldered doorcases.

placename:- Acorn Bank House
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY61722821
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GARDEN WALLS AND GATES TO SOUTH EAST OF ACORN BANK HOUSE / / / TEMPLE SOWERBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 423395 / NY6180028197
courtesy of English Heritage
The garden walls are of brick, variously bonded, with flat stone copings; mid C18, although the north wall of the herb garden, which incorporates a flue, may date from the mid/late C17. The various gates are mostly of wrought-iron with scrollwork or geometric decoration; some were brought in by the then owner in the mid C20 and appear to date from the Cl8 onwards. The main gate on the north side came from Verona, with some mid C20 wrought-iron foliate decoration added to the overthrow.
district:- Eden
listed building -- gate; garden wall
coordinates:- NY61802819
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
ENTRANCE ARCH, FRONT WALL OF COURTYARD, AND DOVECOTE TO SOUTH EAST OF ACORN BANK HOUSE / / / TEMPLE SOWERBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 423394 / NY6175828177
courtesy of English Heritage
Courtyard wall with central archway and attached dovecote; late Cl8/early c19. All constructed of ashlar. Archway has open pediment; semicircular arch-head is carried on rusticated piers with impost blocks. Single trompe l'oeil window on each 'floor' of walls set back to either side of arch; moulded coping. Square plan dovecote at east end is of 2 storeys with sill band and moulded eaves. Pyramidal, graduated slate roof has central wooden clock turret with corner balusters and wrought-iron weather vane. Jambs of Venetian window on south face are Tuscan columns. 2 small dovecote openings under eaves on north side.
district:- Eden
listed building -- dovecote
coordinates:- NY61752817
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
LOW WALL, GATE PIERS, RAILINGS, GATES, AND HA HA WALL TO FRONT OF ACORN BANK HOUSE / / / TEMPLE SOWERBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 423393 / NY6171428185
district:- Eden
listed building -- gate piers; gate; railings; ha ha
coordinates:- NY61712818
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

Longville, Tim & Corbett, Val (photr): 2007: Gardens of the Lake District: Lincoln, Frances (London)
: 2012: Cumbria Gardens 2012: National Gardens Scheme

notes possible remains of a hall or the Knights Templars or Knights of St John
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan

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