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MONUMENT NORTH EAST OF MUNCASTER CASTLE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MONUMENT NORTH EAST OF MUNCASTER CASTLE

List entry Number: 1068766

Location

MONUMENT NORTH EAST OF MUNCASTER CASTLE, A595

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Muncaster

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Sep-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 76267

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Details

SD 19 NW MUNCASTER

8.9.67 A595 18/69 Monument north-east of Muncaster Castle

II

Eyecatcher, probably mid C18. Rough-dressed granite boulders with quoins; battered, with banding between floors. Pyramidal roof of stone blocks. 3 stages, octagonal in plan c65 ft high. Intended to appear medieval when viewed from a distance but lacks fine detailing. Entrance has pointed head and splayed jambs. Oculi to each side between the lower stages light the ground floor. 1st floor probably entered externally through opening on north-west face; blind Latin crosses to remaining faces. 2nd floor has small window, in rusticated surround, to each face. Interior: Spiral, domical vaults to ground and 1st floors; niches of varying size to ground-floor walls. Said to mark the place where shepherds found Henry VI wandering the Fells after the battle of Towton in 1461.

Listing NGR: SD1107897490

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National Grid Reference: SD 11078 97490

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