GLEASTON CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1312114
Date first listed:
25-Mar-1970
Statutory Address:
GLEASTON CASTLE

Map

Ordnance survey map of GLEASTON CASTLE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1312114.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 29-Feb-2020 at 13:03:38.

Location

Statutory Address:
GLEASTON CASTLE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
South Lakeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Aldingham
National Grid Reference:
SD 26118 71396

Details

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
75785
Legacy System:
LBS

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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 24 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/15916/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Francis Polaine. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].