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Latitude: 54.9183 / 54°55'5"N
Longitude: -2.9078 / 2°54'28"W
OS Eastings: 341907
OS Northings: 558549
OS Grid: NY419585
Mapcode National: GBR 8C4K.8R
Mapcode Global: WH7ZX.9MKY
Entry Name: Drawdykes Castle
Listing Date: 1 April 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1087728
English Heritage Legacy ID: 77642
Location: Stanwix Rural, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6
Civil Parish: Stanwix Rural
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Carlisle Stanwix St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
STANWIX RURAL DRAWDYKES
NY 45 NW
5/62 Drawdykes Castle
Farmhouse, formerly tower home. Probably C14, converted to house 1676 by
William Thackery and John Aglionby. Mixed red and yellow sandtone walls, mostly
from the Roman Wall nearby, gabled slate roof. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Basically the
original tower with Classical Revival faade and rear windows Chamfered plinth
course. Entrance has moulded surround with triangular pediment, C19 6-panel door.
Moulded surrounds to sash windows with glazing bars, having alternating
segmented and triangular pediments, but no pediments to second floor windows.
Calciferous sandstone ashlar quoins, moulded cornice and parapet with central
coat of arms over which is carved head possibly of John Aglionby. West wall has
roof moulding of adjoining building which was demolished c1764 to build the
attached farmhouse (now very much altered). Rear wall has built-in Roman altar;
and re-used lintel stone inscribed to Alan de Penitona, who was mayor of
Carlisle in 1287, is inside. Interior now used for storage and impossible to
inspect. One of the earliest Classical Revival facades in the area. See,
Curwen, Castles & Towers of Cumberland & Westmorland, 1913, p. 368.
Listing NGR: NY4190758549
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