An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.
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39 HINCASTER (D.g.)
b(1). Hincaster Hall (Plate 115), on the W. side of the parish, is of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built on a T-shaped plan, probably late in the 16th century and there is an 18th-century extension on the E. The S. front retains its original stone-mullioned windows with moulded labels and there are similar windows at the back and W. end. The front doorway has an oak frame and a door of nail-studded battens with strap-hinges. The chimneystacks have cylindrical shafts. Inside the building are some exposed ceiling-beams and original fireplaces; one on the ground floor has a three-centred arch of stone and a second has a flat lintel with a segmental arch cut on the face; a fireplace on the first floor also has a flat lintel with two round arches cut on the face and having three leaves as a stop in the middle; a second fireplace on the same floor has two square-headed recesses cut on the face of the lintel. The partition on the ground floor is of 17th-century panelling, with a carved frieze-panel bearing the initials and date A.M. 1660. There are also some 17th-century panelled doors.
The following monuments, unless otherwise described, are of the 17th century and of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. Some of the buildings have exposed ceiling-beams.
b(5). Greenhead, house, 1,600 yards S.E. of (1), has 18th-century extensions at both ends. The front doorway has an original door of nail-studded battens with ornamental strap-hinges. Inside the building are remains of a partition of the local type and there are two original panelled doors.