History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Elegant Jacobean facade
In 1660 Edmund Appleby built an elegant new residence at Kirklinton, using stone from the original de Boyville castle. The Hall was designed in fashionable Jacobean style, with stepped gables in the Dutch fashion. The house forms an E-shape, with three storeys divided into five bays in the front. The Hall was enlarged in 1875 with the addition of 2 attic storeys, with a large L-shaped extension.
Work is underway to restore the 17th century mansion to its former glory. Part of the restoration project involves restoring the walled gardens and grounds. The gardens include a formal terrace below the house, a wilderness area, or stream walk, a a kitchen garden, nuttery, orchard, and quince grove.
When we visited the Hall seemed completely deserted, and we were able to wander around to our hearts content. Though the Jacobean hall is a shell, it is a terrifically impressive shell, and it is easy to see just how imposing it will be when restoration is complete. It is rather fascinating to explore an historic building that is still in the process of being restored, because you can glimpse what it once was, and what it might be like in a few years time when restoration is complete.
The gardens below the house are an absolute delight, and the grounds are beautiful, though it is obvious that much work still needs to be done. The Hall is open regularly during the Spring and Summer, and is well signposted from nearby roads.
About Kirklinton Hall
Address: Kirklinton, Cumbria, England, CA6 6BB
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: Just north of Kirklinton church, off the A6071 about 3 miles east of Longtown. Well signposted from surrounding roads. Free parking.
Website: Kirklinton Hall
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Brampton Old Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church)
Brampton, St Martin's Church - 7 miles (Historic Church)
Carlisle Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle)
Carlisle Guildhall Museum - 7.4 miles (Museum)
Tullie House Museum - 7.4 miles (Museum)
Carlisle Cathedral - 7.5 miles (Cathedral)
Carlisle, St Cuthbert's Church - 7.5 miles (Historic Church)
The Citadel - 7.6 miles (Historic Building)
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