Ingmire Hall, Marthwaite MYD5097 (c) YDNPA, 2023
Ingmire Hall contains the remains of a 16th century or earlier mansion with a defensive tower. It was altered and enlarged in Tudor Gothic style by George Webster of Kendal in the early 19th century, extended c1900, partially destroyed by fire in the 1920s and extended again and partially remodelled in 1989.
The pre-19th century building seems to have consisted of a defensive tower at the north end, a hall range and a cross wing at the south end. The defensive tower is ruined internally and the hall has disappeared. George Webster marked its site with a crenellated curtain wall that connects the tower and wing and enhances the ‘Medieval aspect’ of the remains. The tower has a cylindrical stair turret with slit windows and a high parapet with crenellations. The Medieval cross wing to the south is now the main house.
Location Beside A684 from Sedbergh to Kendal. Private driveway on left about 2 miles from Sedbergh. Public bridleway follows driveway. Public footpath skirts north east boundary of grounds. Hall not open to the public.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Sedbergh. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 874 for Cumbria information.
Accessibility Tarmac driveway carrying public bridleway.