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

Map

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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

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History

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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

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