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Egremont Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Egremont, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4797 / 54°28'47"N

Longitude: -3.5299 / 3°31'47"W

OS Eastings: 300970

OS Northings: 510454

OS Grid: NY009104

Mapcode National: GBR 3JSM.LX

Mapcode Global: WH5ZG.RN8M

Entry Name: Egremont Castle

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76123

Location: Egremont, Copeland, Cumbria, CA22

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Egremont

Built-Up Area: Egremont

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Egremont

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

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: NY0097010454

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