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Monument North East of Muncaster Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Muncaster, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3651 / 54°21'54"N

Longitude: -3.3701 / 3°22'12"W

OS Eastings: 311078

OS Northings: 497490

OS Grid: SD110974

Mapcode National: GBR 4KXY.5Z

Mapcode Global: WH718.6JGY

Entry Name: Monument North East of Muncaster Castle

Listing Date: 8 September 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76267

Location: Muncaster, Copeland, Cumbria, CA18

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Muncaster

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Muncaster St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

SD 19 NW MUNCASTER

8.9.67 A595
18/69 Monument north-east
of Muncaster Castle

II

Eyecatcher, probably mid C18. Rough-dressed granite boulders with quoins;
battered, with banding between floors. Pyramidal roof of stone blocks. 3
stages, octagonal in plan c65 ft high. Intended to appear medieval when viewed
from a distance but lacks fine detailing. Entrance has pointed head and splayed
jambs. Oculi to each side between the lower stages light the ground floor. 1st
floor probably entered externally through opening on north-west face; blind
Latin crosses to remaining faces. 2nd floor has small window, in rusticated
surround, to each face. Interior: Spiral, domical vaults to ground and 1st
floors; niches of varying size to ground-floor walls. Said to mark the place
where shepherds found Henry VI wandering the Fells after the battle of Towton in
1461.


Listing NGR: SD1107897490

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