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Lower Allithwaite monastic building no longer 'at risk'
3:40pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A RARE monastic grange in South Lakeland has been removed from English Heritage’s “at risk” register.
Repair work has been completed this year at Frith Hall, a scheduled ancient monument in Lower Allithwaite. It was carried out by local craftsmen on a Higher Level Stewardship scheme funded by Natural England.
Following the Dissolution of the monasteries, Frith Hall became part of the nearby Holker Hall estate, but eventually fell into ruin.
By the 1870s, the grange had almost entirely collapsed and there was little left above ground apart from one gable end wall and fireplace. Today, it survives mainly as below-ground archaeological remains, though the wall still stands.
They are among nine buildings in the North West rescued and removed from the register.
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