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Haltcliffe Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY35983721
Latitude 54.72581° Longitude -2.99551°

Haltcliffe Hall has been described as a Uncertain although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.

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


Supposed stronghold.
G.T. Clark, when discussing 'Medieval defences of the English border' stated 'of lesser strongholds were... Haltcliffe'. He gave no reference for this assumption.
Bewley showed that Thomas Bewley bought from John Salkeld of Threapland in 1641, 'a freehold house and lands of Haltcliffe' which he then rebuilt.
Listed Building Report shows that the house is of 1653 and no reason to consider it as fortified. Why did Clark consider it so? (Perriam and Robinson 1998)

Farmhouse. Datestone inscribed T.D.B. BUILT THE HALL 1653 (Thomas & Dorothy Bewley) now removed; further inscription over window G.B. E.B. 1687 (George & Elizabeth Bewley) and over entrance G.B. E.B. 1690, now covered; with C19 alterations...
On the site of an earlier building which was purchased by Thomas Bewley in 1641. (Listed Building Report)

It is not entirely clear Clarke was referring to Haltcliffe Hall although it seems probable. What was the form of the freehold house demolished by Bewley in the 1640s?
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