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 National Lottery Heritage Fund. In 2018 Historic England funded a condition survey and options appraisal to inform a sustainable management strategy to be implemented from 2019.

Gleaston Castle, Gleaston, Aldingham - South Lakeland
© Historic England

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

Location

    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