An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.
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34 Hartley (G.d.)
(O.S. 6 in. XXIII, N.E.)
Hartley is a parish and small village immediately E. of Kirkby Stephen.
(1). Hartley Castle, house at the S. end of the village, was re-built in the 18th century. Immediately to the N. of it is a mass of rubble masonry enclosing a cellar with a segmental barrel-vault. There is also a length of rubble walling N.E. of the house and occasional outcrops of rubble core N. and W. of the house. These fragments perhaps belong to a mediæval building with an enclosing wall. Built into a gardenwall is a mediæval mask-corbel and in the outbuilding, E. of the house, are three 17th-century door-heads, probably re-used.
Condition—Of early house, ruined.
(2). Cottage, two tenements, 220 yards N. of (1), is of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built in the 17th century and retains an original doorway with a triangular arch and the date 82. There are also some small original windows.
(3). Barn, adjoining house on the E. side of the village, 700 yards N. of (1), is of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built probably in the 17th century.
(4). Outbuilding at Whingill, 1 m. N.N.E. of (1), was re-built probably in the 18th century, but incorporates stone with the name and date Isabel Close 1693.
(5). Cote Garth, house, nearly ¾ m. E. of (4), is of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built in the 17th century and retains some original windows, now blocked, and some exposed ceiling-beams.