25 DALTON (D.h.)
(O.S. 6 in. (a)XLVII, S.W., (b)L, N.E., (c)LI, N.W.)
Dalton is a parish on the S. border of the county
5 m. S.W. of Kirkby Lonsdale.
c(1). Dalton Old Hall, in the S.W. part of the
parish, is of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and
the roofs are slate-covered. It was built c. 1666 with
a main block and a N. wing, and has small later additions. The N. chimney-stack has a cylindrical flue.
The front doorway has a lintel with the jamb-chamfers
carried up to form embattled sinkings on the face; above
it are the initials and date R. and E.L. 1666. Inside
the building are some exposed ceiling-beams, and the
staircase has turned balusters and square newels.
a(2). Henridding, house, ½ m. E.N.E. of (1), is of
two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs
are slate-covered. It was built probably early in the
18th century and retains two original stone windows.
Inside the building is an original fireplace with a
corbelled head and cornice and also some panelled
doors. The staircase has moulded strings and rails,
and moulded balusters of unusual type.
b(3). Deerslack, barn, about 1 m. W. of (1), is of
late 18th-century date but incorporates a 17th-century
doorway with a shaped head cut on the face of the