EGREMONT CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1137138
Date first listed:
09-Mar-1967
Statutory Address:
EGREMONT CASTLE, GREEN DYKES

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Location

Statutory Address:
EGREMONT CASTLE, GREEN DYKES

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Copeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Egremont
National Grid Reference:
NY0097010454

Details

NY 01 SW (INSET) EGREMONT GREEN DYKES (South side) 9/27 Egremont Castle 9.3.67

G.V. I

Castle. Mid C12 with later additions and alterations. 1st castle established by Walter de Meschines c1120; west wall and gatehouse earliest surviving work (mid C12). Sandstone blocks on chamfered plinth; west wall incorporates extensive sections of herringbone masonry and retains some embrasures. Keep, to north end of mound, with courtyard; all ruinous. West gateway has round-headed entrance arch; internally, a column in each corner carries remains of domical rib-vault. South wall of keep rebuilt mid C13; doorway on left retains portcullis and draw-bar slots. For plan and detailed description see Knowles and Jackson in Transactions of Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Old Series Vol. 6, pp 162A-D. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY0097010454

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
76123
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 6, (), 162

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

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Date: 15 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01078/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Julian Thurgood. Source Historic England Archive
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