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Graythwaite Hall, Satterthwaite
Graythwaite Hall
civil parish:-   Satterthwaite (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   garden
coordinates:-   SD37059126
1Km square:-   SD3791
10Km square:-   SD39

BLZ47.jpg (taken 28.4.2006)  
BLZ48.jpg  Dovecotes.
(taken 28.4.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 8 3) 
placename:-  Graythwaite Hall
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Win/Ble) 
placename:-  High Graithwaite
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of the Grand Lake of Windermere, scale about 2 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1783, version published 1819.
"High Graithwaite / Miles Sands Esqr."
block, building/s 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.102
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evidence:-   probably old map:- West 1784 map
placename:-  Graithwaite
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  High Grathwaite
item:-  garden
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
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Page 151:-  "..."
"... Grathwaite consists of two houses, called High and Low Grathwaite; the first, viz. High Grathwaite, belongs to Miles Sandys, Esq; owner of Estthwaite Water. From this family and place came William Lord Sandys, chamberlain to King Henry the VIII. who was by that king (bene merito) advanced to that dignity."
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Page 152:-  "... Both these houses are very good modern buildings, and both the owners seem to have a great predilection for gardening; their situation is in a hollow circus, which disappoints them of viewing the Lake Winandermere. ... The houses are sheltered from the winds on every side, but are extremely hot in Summer; and as the descent to the Lake is steep and woody, the traveller will be agreeably surprized at his coming in view (suddenly) of these beautiful mansions, in the midst of wood and desart."

evidence:-   old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Windermere S) 
placename:-  Grathwaite
source data:-   Map, A Map of the Southern Part of the Lake Winandermere and its Environs, scale about 6.5 ins to 1 mile, by James Clarke, engraved by Samuel John Neele, 352 Strand, published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland and in London etc, 1787.
item:-  private collection : 10.11
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evidence:-   possibly old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Grathwaite
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  High Hall
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
"High Hall"
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   probably old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Graythwaite
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
block, building 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Graythwaite Hall
item:-  date stone (1578); date stone (1890)
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage



Landscaping and gardens were designed by Thomas H Mawson for Colonel Thomas Myles Sandys. Garden plans are illustrated in The Art and Craft of Garden Making, by Mawson, 1st edn fig.141.
In the green garden on the east side of the house there is a sundial, tall pillar with multifaced dial atop, designed by Dan Gibson.

Waymark, Janet: 2009: Thomas Mawson, Life, Gardens and Landscapes: Lincoln, Francis (London)
Longville, Tim &Corbett, Val (photr): 2007: Gardens of the Lake District: Lincoln, Frances (London)

BLZ49.jpg  Coat of arms on gates.
(taken 28.4.2006)  
BLZ51.jpg  Coat of arms on lodge.
(taken 28.4.2006)  
BLZ50.jpg  Coat of arms on lodge .
(taken 28.4.2006)  

Home of the Sandys Family.

The landscape garden was laid out by Thomas Mawson, who wrote about his work in:-
Life and Work of an English Landscape Architect

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