Workington Hall

Location : Workington

Grid Ref : NY 007287
 

 

Built around a pele tower dating from the 14th century, this was once one of the finest Manor houses in the region. This striking ruin once owned by the Curwen family, Lords of the Manor of Workington, gave shelter to Mary Queen of Scots on her last flight from Scotland before her imprisonment and execution.

 

Workington Hall, with pele tower top right.

The Hall is also the stage for operas, pageants, plays, and is associated with the towns annual Medieval ‘Curwen Fair’.

 

There is a model of the hall as it used to be in the Helena Thompson Museum, nearby.
 

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