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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY38694367
Latitude 54.78423° Longitude -2.95474°

Thackwood has been described as a Pele Tower but is rejected as such.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

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


House. Early C19, incorporating part of an earlier house dated 1681 with initials H.S. E.S. over entrance; mid C19 alterations. Painted rendered walls on squared plinth; graduated greenslate roof, painted rendered chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 5 bays. C20 gabled porch with 6-panel door. entrance left has C20 door in roll moulded surround and dated and inscribed lintel. Large mid C19 windows on ground floor, smaller C19 stone-mullioned windows, all with hood moulds. Central C19 gabled dormer. Attached outbuildings are of no interest. (Listed Building Report)

A house built in the early 19th century, incorporating part of an earlier house dated 1681. Alterations took place in the mid 19th century. There are painted rendered walls on squared plinth and there is a graduated greenslate roof with painted rendered chimney stacks. The house is two storeys high with five bays. There is a 20th century gabled porch. There are outbuildings attached to the house. A 17th century mural staircase in stone probably led to a lookout tower. (PastScape)

Included by Perriam and Robinson but in terms that suggest a rejection as a medieval fortified site although it is not at all clear that it was ever suggested as one.
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