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placename:- Blencow Hall
locality:- Blencow
parish Greystoke parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY45023259
10Km square:- NY43

1Km square NY4532

We don't usually comment on places, but we think this deserves a prize for imaginative architecture.
So we werren't surprised to learn later that the project won the RCIS Award 2010 for building conservation.
photograph

Blencow Hall -- Blencow -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 8.10.2010
photograph

Blencow Hall -- Blencow -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 8.10.2010

old print:- Taylor 1892

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Print, halftone photograph, Blencow Hall, Blencow, Greystoke, Cumberland, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, and by Charles Thurnam and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1892.
Tipped in opposite p.288 of The Old Manorial Halls of Cumberland and Westmorland, by Michael Waistell Taylor.

placename:- Blencow Hall
date:- 1892
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old print:- Taylor 1892

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Print, plan of Blencow Hall, Blencow, Greystoke, Cumberland, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, and by Charles Thurnam and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1892.
Tipped in opposite p.290 of The Old Manorial Halls of Cumberland and Westmorland, by Michael Waistell Taylor.

placename:- Blencow Hall
date:- 1892
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 192:-
...
Below Greystock on the Peterel lies Geat Blencowe, belonging to an antient family of that name, whose ruined tower is still to be seen at Little Blencowe. ...
person:- : Blencowe Family
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746 -- possibly relevant

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
image SMP4P197, button   goto source.
... Blencow Magna, Mr. Blencow's. ...

placename:- Blencow Magna
person:- : Blencow, Mr
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Blencowe Hall, Greystoke, Cumberland, by Frederick Tucker, 1890s-1900s.
Fine autumn day; view of Blencowe Hall and its park from between the tall trees on the bank of a shallow river which crosses composition horizontally.
signed at bottom left:-
Fred; Tucker

placename:- Blencowe Hall
date:- 1890=1909
period:- 19th century, late

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BLENCOW HALL FARMHOUSE AND GATEHOUSE WING / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / I / 73855 / NY4501832603

placename:- Blencow Hall Farm
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY45013260
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHAPEL, NOW BARN, NORTH WEST OF BLENCOW HALL FARMHOUSE / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73856 / NY4499832620
district:- Eden
listed building -- chapel; barn
coordinates:- NY44993262
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Blencow Hall -- Blencow -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 8.10.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Blencow Hall -- Blencow -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 8.10.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Blencow Hall -- Blencow -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- As it was in 2006. -- 4.2.2006

hearsay The north tower is probably a 16th century pele tower.

notes towers, hall, gateway, etc
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan and illustration

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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