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History of Crook

Buildings are a blend of the old and new, predominantly grey stone and slate, all the farms are very old during the 14th or 15th century, one still retains round chimneys, a typical feature of Lakeland architecture, built to withstand the fierce winds prevalent during the winter. Hills, trees, rocks and water form the landscape around the village of crook. Hills are small, the highest point just 249 metres above sea level. The great war memorial hall is the meeting place for the young farmer’s club, the women’s institute and the crook folk dance society to raise money for the upkeep of the hall.

The tower of what was the manor chapel for crook hall, stands on a hill above the village, dating from around 1620, it was in use from the 16th to the 19th century, because of structural defects the main body of the church had to be demolished. Crook hall, which now survives as a farmhouse, was once the home of the influential Phillipson family, one of their member’s Robert Phillipson who was a royalist officer during the civil war, acquired quite a reputation in the area, he came to be known locally as ‘robin the devil’ Local or visitor we hope you enjoyed your experience with us.