Dalton Hall, Westmorland

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Dalton Hall
Westmorland
Location
Grid reference: SD53677574
Location: 54°10’31"N, 2°42’40"W
History
Built 1968–72
Country house
Information
Website: www.daltonhall.co.uk

Dalton Hall is a country house between Burton-in-Kendal and Dalton in Westmorland. It is a modern house, but built on the site of a Georgian hall.

The hall has been in the ownership of the Hornby family since the late 18th century.

History

The original hall was a Georgian mansion.[1] Major additions were made to the hall in 1859–60 by the Lancaster architect Edward Graham Paley. This building was demolished in 1968 and replaced by a new house in 1968–72.

The new house was designed by Clough Williams-Ellis, and was his last commission.[1][2] The authors of the Pevsner Architectural Guides (Buildings of England) series describe it as a "stately doll's house" which "sits inside the ghost of its predecessor".[2]

The outbuildings have been converted to serve a number of purposes, including cottages, a self-storage facility, and the Dalton Hall Business Centre.[3][4]

Outside links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dalton Hall: History - Dalton Hall Business Centre
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pevsner 2010
  3. Estate Properties - Dalton Hall Business Centre
  4. Business Centre - Dalton Hall Business Centre