Cowmire Hall

Cowmire Hall copyright Cowmire HallCowmire Hall is a 16th century tower built by the Briggs family. Its walls are 1.2m thick and it measures 9.1m by 7.9m. In the basement are two barrel-vaulted rooms. Also in the basement is a zigzag entrance passage, since altered.

At one time a spiral staircase was located in the north-east corner. A conventional stair replaced it to serve the tower and main house. On the north and south walls of the second and third storeys are windows with 3 or 4 round-arched lights.
The west wall has fireplaces and was the site of a latrine. The roof of the Hall was added at a later date.Cowmire Hall copyright Cowmire Hall

Cowmire Hall is attached on the west side to a three storey house that was built by Richard Fleming in the 1690s.

Photos courtesy of © Cowmire Hall

Cowmire Hall is south of Woodside near Cartmel Fell at SD 4288.

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