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placename:- Armathwaite Hall
parish Bassenthwaite parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s; hotel
coordinates:- NY207325
10Km square:- NY23

1Km square NY2032

Complete rebuild, a country gentleman's residence, by Thomas Hartley, mine owner from Bridekirk near Cockermouth, 1880. The hall is now a hotel.
photograph

Armathwaite Hall -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- Lakeside face. -- 20.1.2006

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Armathwaite Ha.
block, building

placename:- Armathwaite Hall
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Armathwaite Hall
Building and park.

placename:- Armathwaite Hall
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 85:-
... After descending a hill, the road winds through a narrow dale, with moderate eminences on either side clothed with wood, till it reaches the water's edge: at this point there is spread out before the eyes a sweet view of Armathwaite Hall, the residence of Sir -- Vane, with its trees, single or in clumps, sprinkled over the sloping lawns, the rising grounds behind enrobed with forests, and the silvery lake filling the middle of the picture.

placename:- Armathwaite Hall
person:- : Vane Family
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Armathwaite
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement

placename:- Armathwaite
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 95:-
...
At a little distance is Armathwaite, the seat of J. Spedding, Esq: It is situated on a rising ground, which has a gentle declivity to the Lake; the building is neat, being of red freestone, and has from the front a pleasant view of the Lake, Wythop-Brows, the barren side of Skiddow, and the cluster of mountains called Newland-Fells: when Skiddow is enlightened by the evening sun, its appearance is not so gloomy as at other times.

placename:- Armathwaite
person:- : Spedding, John
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Bassenthwaite Lake)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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Armathwaite / J. SPEDDING Esqr.

placename:- Armathwaite
house
person:- : Spedding, J
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
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placename:- Armathwaite
building/s
county:- Cumberland

old map (vignette):- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Bas)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Armathwaite Hall Sir F. F. Vane's Bart. LLD.

placename:- Armathwaite Hall
person:- : Vane, Frederick Fletcher, Sir
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Bas)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Armathwaite Hall / Sir F. F. Vane's Bart. / and West's First Station

placename:- Armathwaite Hall
other name:- station, Bassenthwaite, West 1
house
person:- : Vane, Frederick Fletcher, Sir
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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.
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Page 119:-
...
'From Mr. Spedding's, of Armathwaite, at the low extremity of the lake, you have a fine view of the whole [Bassenthwaite Lake].'
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Page 120:-
[Mr. Gray] '... Armathwaite-house is a modern fabric, not large, and built of dark red stone.'
...
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Page 127:-
... in the point of beauty [from Beck Wythop] Armathwaite is seated, queen of the lake, on which she smiles in graceful beauty.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 208:-
...
Oct. 6. Went in a chaise eight miles along the east side of Bassenthwaite-water to Ouse-bridge, ... At the foot of it [Bassenthwaite Lake], a few paces from the brink, gently sloping upwards, stands Armathwaite, in a thick grove of Scotch firs, commanding a noble view directly up the lake; at a small distance behind the house is a large extent of wood, and still behind this a ridge of cultivated hills on which, according to the Keswick proverb, the sun always shines. ...
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Page 209:-
... Armathwaite-house is a modern fabric, not large, and built of dark red stone, belonging to Mr. Spedding, whose grandfather was steward to old Sir James Lowther, and bought this estate of the Highmores.

placename:- Armathwaite House
person:- : Spedding, Mr
person:- : Gray, Mr
person:- Lowther, James, Sir
person:- : Highmore Family
date:- 1769; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Armanthwate
circle, tower

placename:- Armanthwate
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Armanthwate
circle, italic lowercase text; village, hamlet or locality

placename:- Armanthwate
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 260)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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At mile 38.

placename:- Armanthwate
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Armanthwate
Circle, building and tower, the tower has a cross.

placename:- Armanthwate
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Arman[thwray]
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement or house

placename:- Armanthwray
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96) -- presumably relevant

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 37, Cumberland.
Armanthwate
two rows of houses down a turning right off the road.

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

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Armanthwat
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Armanthwat
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Armanthwat
circle, tower

placename:- Armanthwat
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Tower, symbol for a house, hall, tower, etc.
Armanthwate

placename:- Armanthwate
county:- Cumberlandia
house
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
ARMATHWAITE HALL HOTEL / / / BASSENTHWAITE / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II / 72096 / NY2063732464
courtesy of English Heritage
House now hotel. Mid C19 with late C19 extension (on the site of an earlier house) for the Fletcher-Vane family. Dressed red sandstone, with calciferous sandstone ashlar dressings, flush quoins, string courses and battlemented parapet, on plinth of similar material. Graduated greenslate roofs with tall ashlar chimney stacks. 2 storeys of numerous bays with flanking 3-storey towers and right-angled 2 1/2-storey, 5-bay wing, forming overall L-shape. Tudor style. Garden facade has central recessed bays with square tower to right and rectangular tower to left, all with cross-mullioned windows of numerous cusped-headed lights. Right tower has battlemented angle turret. Rear facade has projecting entrance bay, with panelled door in Tudor archway and flanking cusped-headed side lights, all under large cross-mullioned staircase window. Gabled pediment above with Fletcher-Vane coat-of-arms. Large ground-floor windows similar to garden facade and smaller 2 & 3-light stone-mullioned windows. Wing of similar design has 2- and 3-light stone-mullioned windows and segmental-arched dormer windows. Interior has mid C19 rooms with Tudor-style fireplaces and moulded plaster ceilings. Late C19 rooms have wood panelled walls and ceilings. Bar has large German wood fireplace with carved figures and animals.

placename:- Armathwaite Hall Hotel
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY20633246
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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