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IoE Number: 77719
Location: CORBY CASTLE,
  WETHERAL, CARLISLE, CUMBRIA
Photographer: N/A
Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 01 April 1957
Date of last amendment: 01 April 1957
Grade I

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WETHERALGREAT CORBYNY 475415/137Corby Castle1. 4.57.

WETHERAL GREAT CORBY NY 4754 15/137 Corby Castle 1. 4.57. I Castle. C13 tower house encased in later buildings: additions c1630 and c1690, with present facade built between April 1812 and September 1817, by Peter Nicholson for Henry Howard. Red sandstone ashlar, slate roofs. 3 storeys, 5 bays to south front, which has tetrastyle Greek Doric porch, flanked by arcaded loggia above which is a central tripartite window and a Diocletian window on 2nd floor. West face of 3 storeys, 7 bays, has open Greek Doric loggia connected to central recessed bays: both facades have cornice surmounted by the Corby lion (heraldic device of the Howard family). Interior includes; Grecian entrance hall with moulded plasterwork to ceilings and niches; 1720's main staircase of 3 flights, with twisted balusters and ramped handrail; medieval spiral staircase in original tower; mural paintings of Alpine scenes by Matthew Nutter of Carlisle, in bedrooms. Set in grounds laid-out between 1708 and 1729 by Thomas Howard, incorporating many buildings and features listed separately. See Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.32-35, 14 January, p.92-95.

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