Bainbrigg Stones on Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland
A length of wall incorporating the Bainbrigg Stones on Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland has been incorporated in the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport upon recommendation from Historic England (list entry no. 1471164). The structure is now listed as Grade II.
Historic England assessed this wall for listing as part of the Appleby Heritage Action Zone scheme.
Reasons for designation
This stone wall of late-C19 date incorporating part of a late-C16 collection of inscribed stones, is listed as Grade II for the following principal reasons:
- Architectural interest - constructed of local red-sandstone, it was designed to preserve and display part of a late-C16 collection of stones by a notable C16 antiquarian;
- Historic interest - for its historic association with Reginald Bainbrigg, a late-C16 antiquarian of national importance;
- Historic interest - the collection of inscribed stones provides insight into the nature of C16 antiquarianism and has the potential to contribute to our knowledge of Hadrian’s Wall as they include an original Roman altar piece, and copies of other Roman inscriptions;
- Group value - it also benefits from a spatial group value with numerous other listed buildings in the vicinity including a late-C18 building thought to have served as a boarding house to the grammar school.