Gleaston Castle, Gleaston, Aldingham - South Lakeland

Early C14 to late C15 castle, now part of a working farm. Its condition has been slowly deteriorating over a number of years. In 2015 a programme of building recording and geophysical survey was undertaken and a conservation statement produced as part of a Morecambe Bay Partnership project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Historic England is funding a condition survey and options appraisal to inform a sustainable management strategy.

Gleaston Castle, Gleaston, Aldingham - South Lakeland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Enclosure castle known as Gleaston Castle
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1013966
  • Local Planning Authority: South Lakeland
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Gleaston Castle
  • Locality: Gleaston
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: South Lakeland
  • Parish: Aldingham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Barrow and Furness
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Unknown
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number(s): 1013966 and 1312114