Lammerside Castle, Wharton - Yorkshire Dales (NP)

C14 ruined castle of two storeys and with vaulted cellars. Collapse of facing stone and rubble core has been caused by frost action, root action and stock. Mature trees are growing out of the walls. Deterioration has accelerated during the past couple of years. Requires major consolidation works. Historic England are in discussions with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to look into funding opportunities to undertake recording and consolidation.

Lammerside Castle, Wharton - Yorkshire Dales (NP)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Lammerside Castle medieval tower house
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1019580
  • Local Planning Authority: Yorkshire Dales (NP)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house


  • Building Name: Lammerside Castle
  • County: Cumbria
  • Parish: Wharton
  • National Park: Yorkshire Dales (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1019580 and 1145017