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Muncaster Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Muncaster, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3546 / 54°21'16"N

Longitude: -3.3808 / 3°22'50"W

OS Eastings: 310355

OS Northings: 496332

OS Grid: SD103963

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT2.VR

Mapcode Global: WH718.1TC1

Entry Name: Muncaster Castle

Listing Date: 8 September 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76270

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 A595 (off South side)

18/72 Muncaster Castle

8.9.67 I

Large house incorporating (C13?) fortified tower in the south-west corner;
remodelled and enlarged 1862-66 by Anthony Salvin for the 4th Lord Muncaster.
Coursed rubble with quoins and sandstone detailing; embattled parapets, some
carried on cavetto eaves. Graduated slate roofs; corniced stone chimneys.
U-shaped plan with tower at end of each arm; mainly 2 and 3 storeys. Main
entrance on south side in full-height porch. Scattered fenestration, mainly
C19, of multi-light stone-mullioned (and transomed) windows. Very fine interior
includes panelled Hall, drawing room (with decorative plasterwork to segmental
ceiling), and octagonal library with galleries. For detailed description, see

Listing NGR: SD1035596332

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