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Brief description of site

Workington Hall is now in ruins. The landscape park of about 106 hectares remains.

Brief history of site

The site was originally occupied by a 14th century pele tower. Accounts in 1675 refer to a park which included a mansion house, courtyard, gardens, orchards, groves and woods. The park and grounds were laid out by Thomas White in the 1780s. Workington Hall was also modified during the 18th century. By 1929 the family had moved out and the house fell to ruin but it was made safe for visitors in the 1970s.

Location information:

Address: Workington Hall, Curwen Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4AF

Locality: Workington, Cumbria

Local Authorities:

Cumbria; Allerdale; Workington

Historical County: Cumberland

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 89 Grid Ref: NY008288
Latitude: 54.6445 Longitude: -3.53873

Directions:

East of Workington on the A66.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park and grounds are available for public visiting, but the hall is currently closed.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1783 to 1789

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 106

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