Egremont Castle

Cumbria, England

City/Town/Village: Egremont
County: Cumbria
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4797, -3.52993

Owner

English Heritage

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Egremont Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

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: NY0098010474

Information from British Listed Buildings


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