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Workington Hall

Where is it?

Workington HallWorkington, Cumbria.
Grid Ref 89:NY007287.

Workington Hall is on the outskirts of Workington, just to the right of the A66 as you enter the Town from the east.

You can view a location map.

Links to local transport and roads information are also available.

When is it Open?

Workington Hall is currently closed to the public, the grounds of the Hall and surrounding Curwen Park are available for the public to visit.

Allerdale Borough Council, along with partners from the Workington Heritage Group and Friends of Workington Hall Parklands have developed a steering group to move forward with plans to look at potential investment in Workington Hall. English Heritage are involved and are supporting Allerdale to develop a report following a conditions survey to understand what is required to make the Hall safe for public access to the areas directly surrounding the building. Any works to be undertaken will need approval from the English Heritage.

Workington Hall

Hall entranceWorkington Hall is the most important secular historic building in Workington. It was built around a pele tower dating from the 14th century and has a fascinating history. The Hall was the hereditary seat of the Curwen family, the lords of the manor in Workington, right up until 1929. In 1568 the Hall was the final refuge for Mary Queen of Scots before her imprisonment and eventual execution. During the Second World War the hall was billeted and suffered a fire. Since then it has become a classified ruin. You can also view a full plan of Workington Hall.

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerWorkington hall Visitors guide in PDF format87087 Kb207 mins 21 secs @ 56k, 5 mins 57 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatWorkington hall Visitors guide in Word format1267712 Kb3018 mins 22 secs @ 56k, 86 mins 33 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerWorkington Hall plan in PDF format2633 Kb6 mins 16 secs @ 56k, 11 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerWorkington Hall Gazetteer in PDF format2578 Kb6 mins 8 secs @ 56k, 11 secs @ 2mb

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