Workington Hall, (also known as Curwen Park), Workington, Cumbria, England
Record Id: 3589
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Workington Hall, Curwen Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4AF
Locality: Workington, Cumbria
Cumbria; Allerdale; Workington
Historical County: Cumberland
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East of Workington on the A66.
Opening contact details:
The park and grounds are available for public visiting, but the hall is currently closed.
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