Keys to the Past

Dunstan Hall (Craster)

Dunstan Hall, Craster. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Dunstan Hall, Craster. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Dunstan Hall probably has its origins in the 13th century as a hall house, possibly built of timber on stone footings. In about 1310 the main block was rebuilt in stone. The Scots burned down the house in 1385 and it was again rebuilt and a turret added. In the 16th century the building was remodelled with the main part of the building raised and a staircase turret added. The building was remodelled again in the mid-17th century and this time reduced in height. In 1706 the north wing was added and the interior was altered. A porch was added in 1831 and in 1938 more alterations were made and the, then ruined, north range was rebuilt. The hall does not seem ever to have been a truly defensive building. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5839
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Craster

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