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St Cuthbert's Church, Edenhall - geograph.org.uk - 225958.jpg
St Cuthbert's Church, Edenhall
Edenhall is located in Cumbria
Edenhall shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY566324
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA11
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°41′06″N 2°40′23″W / 54.685°N 2.673°W / 54.685; -2.673Coordinates: 54°41′06″N 2°40′23″W / 54.685°N 2.673°W / 54.685; -2.673

Edenhall is a clustered village in the south-west of the civil parish of Langwathby, 800m to the north[1] in the Eden district, in the county of Cumbria, England. Edenhall has a church called St Cuthbert's Church.[2] The name Edenhall originates from Eden Hall house, the seat of the Musgrave family of Hartley Castle, Cumberland many of whom were members of the House of Commons.[3]

Eden Hall[edit]

Eden Hall in 1869

The original Eden Hall was extended in the 1700s from materials salvaged from the demolition of Hartley castle, the ancestral home of the Musgrave family. It was rebuilt in 1821 employing the architect Sir Robert Smirke and rebuilt again in white stone in an Italianate style in the late 1860s. The hall was sold in the early 1900s, when the Musgrave family moved to London, and was demolished in 1934, leaving its 19th-century courtyard of stables and coach houses which has been divided into seven properties retaining some stables.[4][5]

The hall was noteworthy as the home of the Luck of Eden Hall, an enamel and gilt glass beaker from the 14th century, once owned by the Musgrave family and currently in pristine condition. While reputedly stolen from the fairies during its history, it is actually an Islamic piece dating from the 14th century. It is now in the Victoria and Albert museum.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Edenhall". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  2. ^ "Edenhall St Cuthbert's Church". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  3. ^ "Edenhall, Cumbria". Thecumbriadirectory.com. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  4. ^ "Lost Heritage- Eden Hall". Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1084351)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  6. ^ "The Luck of Edenhall in the Victoria and Albert Museum". Victoria and Albert Museum. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-05-08.

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