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Cumcatch, Brampton

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Cumcatihe; Cumcatith; Cumeatith; Cumcache; Kumkagh

In the civil parish of Brampton.
In the historic county of Cumberland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Cumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY54786117
Latitude 54.94319° Longitude -2.70743°

Cumcatch, Brampton has been described as a certain Bastle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


Byre, formerly Bastle House. Late C16 with C19 alterations and additions. North-east wall is extremely thick mixed rubble, with rubble additions, Welsh slate roof with stone ridge and hips. Formerly 2 storeys, probably 3 bays. Only north-east wall remains with early C19 additions to left and right, under common roof, with rebuilt south-west wall; lean-to farm buildings now cover part of north and all of south wall. One chamfered surround small window, beside C19 entrance, with holes for cross bars now removed, is the only original opening visible. Original entrances to ground and upper floor were probably in southwest wall; no internal remains of stone vaulting. Other filled entrance to right is probably C18, with wooden lintel. In the Gilsland Survey of 1603, this is referred to as 'a faire stonehouse'. (Listed Building Report)

At Cumcatch, in the walls of the present stable are the foundations of a 15/16th c Stone-House, which is referred to in the 1589 survey of Leonard Dacre's possessions. (PastScape ref. Curwen)

Restored as luxury accommodation early in the 21st century. Now has little visual character as a 17th century building but it should be noted the damage to the architecturally important parts of the bastle stucture, the roof, 1st floor flooring structures and the window and door openings, was done in the 19th century.
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