Askham Hall

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Askham Hall

Askham Hall is a country house near Askham in Cumbria. It is a Grade I listed building.


A peel tower was built on the site during the 14th century.[1] It passed into the hands of the Sandford family and in 1575 Thomas Sandford had it substantially enlarged.[2] It became a rectory in 1828 and then became a residence of the Lowther family in the 1830s.[3] The 7th Earl of Lonsdale used it as his home after Lowther Castle was dismantled and closed in 1937.[1] Askham Hall became a Grade I listed house in 1968.[4]

Following the death of the 7th Earl in May 2006 the house has been owned by Caroline, Countess of Lonsdale.[5] In 2012 the Countess of Lonsdale and her son, Charles Lowther, arranged the conversion of Askham Hall into a boutique hotel.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Askham". Visit Cumbia. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  2. ^ "'Askham', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland (1936), pp. 20-28". British History on line. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "New country house hotel to be developed at Askham Hall in Cumbria". Caterer and Hotel keeper. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Askham Hall". British listed buildings. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  5. ^ "New lease of life for historic family seat". Cumberland & Westmoreland Herald. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

Coordinates: 54°36′30″N 2°45′01″W / 54.608295°N 2.750221°W / 54.608295; -2.750221

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