DACRE CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1221000
Date first listed:
17-Jul-1957
Statutory Address:
DACRE CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
DACRE CASTLE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Eden (District Authority)
Parish:
Dacre
National Park:
LAKE DISTRICT
National Grid Reference:
NY 46037 26488

Details

NY 42 NE DACRE DACRE

16/31 Dacre Castle

17.7.57

I

Fortified tower house. C14 with C17 and C19 alterations. Extremely thick walls of dressed mixed sandstone with offsets, on chamfered plinth, the roof hidden by battlemented parapets. 2-storey rectangular tower over vaulted basement, with angle turrets. Entrance facade has off-centre doorway with stone surround, up L-shaped stone steps. Central C17 coat-of-arms of Earl of Sussex. Irregular fenestration of large C17 cross-mullioned windows, the turrets with smaller loops and 2-light windows. The right and rear left turrets are larger and square, compared with smaller opposing 45° turrets; the rear larger turret being the original entrance point with newel staircase. The interior has many original features such as fireplaces, oven recess, mural chambers and garderobes. See M.W. Taylor, Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland & Cumberland, 1892, pp.278-286; J.F. Curwen, Castles and Fortified Towers of Cumberland & Westmorland, 1913, pp.269-272.

Listing NGR: NY4603726488

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
73750
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Curwen, J F , Castles and Fortified Towers of Cumberland and Westmorland, (1913), 269-272
Taylor, M W , Old Manorial Halls of Cumberland and Westmorland, (1892), 278-286

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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