The Keep (Caesar's Tower), Appleby Castle, Appleby-in-Westmorland - Eden

Square stone keep, three lower storeys built circa 1170, upper storey later. Upper parts altered C17 and C18. Has suffered from lack of maintenance for many years, resulting in cracking and differential settling of the structure, and problems with water ingress. Following an investigative stage, a phase of repairs grant aided by Historic England and the Country Houses Foundation is nearing completion.

The Keep (Caesar's Tower), Appleby Castle, Appleby-in-Westmorland - Eden
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Appleby Castle, uninhabited portions
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1003276
    Local Planning Authority:
    Eden
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    The Keep (Caesar's Tower)
    Locality:
    Appleby Castle
    County:
    Cumbria
    District / Borough:
    Eden
    Parish:
    Appleby-in-Westmorland
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Penrith and The Border
    Region:
    North West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, LB grade I, part in RPG grade II*, CA
    List Entry Number(s):
    1003276 and 1145604