Cockermouth Castle bell tower and kitchen tower, Cockermouth - Allerdale

Castle dates from C13, with major rebuilding occurring in the C14 and C19, plus C20 additions. Mostly in good repair, though the C13 bell tower is badly leaning and the C14 kitchen tower has water ingress.The curtain wall on the NW side of the Castle was threatened with undermining in December 2015 as a result of the impact of flooding on the river bank below it. Temporary reinforcement of the bank with piling and rock armour has reduced the immediate risk whilst investigations are undertaken to inform a long-term solution.

Cockermouth Castle bell tower and kitchen tower, Cockermouth - Allerdale
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Cockermouth Castle: medieval enclosure castle and site of earlier motte and bailey castle
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1013333
    Local Planning Authority:
    Allerdale
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Cockermouth Castle bell tower and kitchen tower
    County:
    Cumbria
    District / Borough:
    Allerdale
    Parish:
    Cockermouth
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Workington
    Region:
    North West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade I, 4 LBs, CA
    List Entry Number(s):
    1013333 and 1144724; 1144726