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Weary Hall Moat

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY21654185
Latitude 54.76545° Longitude -3.21924°

Weary Hall Moat has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Near to Weary Hall, Bolton is a raised field containing about 1 1/2 acres of land, which appears to have been moated. No extant building remains. (PastScape ref. Curwen 1913)

Near Weary-Hall, is a field, containing about an acre and a half of land, which appears to have been moated about, and raised above the level of the neighbouring field, but no remains of building upon it. (Hutchinson 1794)

Supposed moated site, 16th century hall nearby. Curwen describes this as near to Weary Hall where one and a half acres appear to have been moated around; no remains of buildings. Curwen gives Hutchinson as his source. The site is not included by Cathcart King or Jackson. EPNS suggests that Simon de Wyrihal, mentioned in the reign of Henry III, was of Weary Hall. Details of the Porters of Weary Hall and a line drawing of the house are in Trans CWAAS xiv, 86-101. Suggests the house is older than 1576 datestone. Moat, No traces of buildings. Earthworks require further investigation. (Perriam and Robinson 1998)

Does not appear to have been a regular square moat and the evidence of this being a moat at all is pretty weak. The southern arm seems now to be defined by a farm track suggesting the possibility this 'moat' is a combination of natural and a holloway. Weary Hall probably was a minor manor house but there is no real evidence it was fortified.
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