MUNCASTER CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1068780
Date first listed:
08-Sep-1967
Statutory Address:
MUNCASTER CASTLE, A595

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
MUNCASTER CASTLE, A595

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Copeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Muncaster
National Park:
LAKE DISTRICT
National Grid Reference:
SD 10355 96332

Details



SD 19 NW MUNCASTER A595 (off South side)

18/72 Muncaster Castle

8.9.67 I Large house incorporating (C13?) fortified tower in the south-west corner; remodelled and enlarged 1862-66 by Anthony Salvin for the 4th Lord Muncaster. Coursed rubble with quoins and sandstone detailing; embattled parapets, some carried on cavetto eaves. Graduated slate roofs; corniced stone chimneys. U-shaped plan with tower at end of each arm; mainly 2 and 3 storeys. Main entrance on south side in full-height porch. Scattered fenestration, mainly C19, of multi-light stone-mullioned (and transomed) windows. Very fine interior includes panelled Hall, drawing room (with decorative plasterwork to segmental ceiling), and octagonal library with galleries. For detailed description, see Pevsner, BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND : CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND pp165 and 166 (1980 edition).

Listing NGR: SD1035596332

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
76270
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland, (1967), 165-166
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland, (1970), 165-166
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 9 Cumbria,

Legal

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

End of official listing