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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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59 LUPTON (D.h.)

(O.S. 6 in. (a)XLIII, S.W., (b)XLIII, S.E., (c)XLVII, N.W.)

Lupton is a parish, formerly part of Kirkby Lonsdale and adjoining that parish on the W.


c(1). Parish Church of All Saints, in the S. part of the parish was built in 1867.

Fittings—Font and Cover: formerly in Kirkby Lonsdale church, octagonal bowl with splayed underside and plain octagonal stem, said to be of 1686. Cover, of oak, octagonal and of spire-form with moulded and crocketted angle-ribs, moulded rim and ball-shaped terminal, probably of same date as font. Miscellanea: Boat-shaped piece of timber about 2¾ ft. long and hollowed out of the solid, found in the tarn near Lupton Row.


Monuments (2–7)

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.

Condition—Good or fairly good.

c(2). Foulstone, house, ¼ m. W.S.W. of the church, is of three storeys, the walls having been heightened in the 18th century. The house retains some original stone windows of from one to four lights and on the gable of the modern porch is a re-set tablet with the initials and date E. and A.B. 1655. The original front doorway has moulded jambs, lintel and label and is fitted with a door of nail-studded battens. Inside the building, the middle room has a fireplace-recess entered by a broad segmental arch (Plate 25) of stone with masons' marks on the voussoirs.

c(3). Greenlane End, house, nearly ½ m. S.W. of the church, was built probably early in the 18th century. It retains a number of original stone windows, mostly of two lights with a transom; on the S.E. front most of the windows have been replaced in wood at a later date. On the wall of the modern kitchen is a refixed tablet with the initials and date B. and I.B. (?) 1715. Inside the building is an original fireplace with a corbelled head and shelf and a second with a bolection-moulded surround and shelf. There are several panelled doors of the same period and a staircase with turned balusters and square newels. The garden has two pairs of stone gate-piers, with ball-terminals and on a modern stable is a re-set carving, in low relief, of a horse.

c(4). Thompson Fold, house and barn, 350 yards S.S.W. of the church. The House retains an original staircase with turned balusters and moulded grip handrails. The Barn, W. of the house, has a doorway with the initials and date W. and A.B. 1701 on the lintel.

c(5). Hornsbarrow, cottage, 680 yards S.E. of (4), contains a small cupboard with the initials and date G. and M.G. 1681 on the door.

a(6). Cottage, on the W. side of the road at Lupton Row, 1¼ m. N.N.E. of the church, was built perhaps early in the 18th century and retains some original stone windows and a doorway with embattled sinking on the lintel.

b(7). Kitridding, house, ¾ m. N.N.E. of (6), has an original doorway with an elliptical head and a chimney-stack with a cylindrical flue. Inside the building is a two-stage cupboard of the local type with turned pendants and fascia with the initials and date I. and A.T. (16)94. There are also some early 18th-century panelled doors.