Crosby Garrett – Smardale Hall

 
Location Crosby Garrett / Kirkby Stephen
Grid Ref NY 737081

 

Smardale Hall.
 
Smardale Hall is a hall house built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The hall has a tower at each corner, very medieval in appearance. There was originally a 14th century tower house on the site, but much of this was demolished to enable the building of the present hall.
 
Some of the original fortified dwelling is built into the current structure. There are earthwork remains of another medieval house in the grounds of the hall, as well as the earthwork remains of a probably medieval motte.

 

Smardale Hall

 

Smardale Hall

 

Photos and text by Matthew Emmott. Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.

 

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