||Constructed by George Ariel Damphouse ('GAD' to his friends) in 1926, near the town of Cockermouth, Cumberland
This is not really a castle or tower-house, but rather the embodiment of the builder's fantasies. He was the wealthy son of a prominent Yorkshire industrialist specializing in plumbing supplies but who at an early age, having inherited the business, sold it and retired to his long-time passion for collecting books of a 'sensational' nature and indulging his hobby of medievalism. It is a peculiar building, which he designed himself, and the primary room is a two-storied library. The conservatory is 25 feet high and has some small trees growing within -- nice hot and humid retreat, well centrally heated at all times of year.