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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137138
English Heritage Legacy ID: 76123
Location: Egremont, Copeland, Cumbria, CA22
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
NY 01 SW (INSET) EGREMONT GREEN DYKES (South
9/27 Egremont Castle
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
Listing NGR: NY0097010454
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