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South Lakeland (District Authority)
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SD 26118 71396


ALDINGHAM GLEASTON SD 27 SE Gleaston Castle 19/13 25.3.70 I

Ruins of castle. Probably early C14, abandoned late C15. Dressed stone with some ashlar dressings. Rectangular plan with rectangular towers to angles, 3 having substantial remains. No signs of wall to north, that to east now part of farm buildings. South-east tower has pointed entrance to west elevation some pointed windows to 1st floor, interior has stair within wall and ground floor and lst floor fireplaces; remains of garderobe. South-west tower has steps to 1st floor entrance to north side, pointed lights; low undercroft, lst and 2nd floor fireplaces and garderobes. Substantial remains of west wall, possibly had mid-wall tower; blocked entrance to north end adjoining north west tower, of which 3 parts remain, to north-west, south- west and east. Pointed windows remain, some with cusped ogee heads. Remains of mural passage and fireplace to north-west part. A manorial castle built for defensive purposes. A Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SD2611871396


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

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Date: 24 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/15916/35
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