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Hayton Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Hayton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7626 / 54°45'45"N

Longitude: -3.3841 / 3°23'2"W

OS Eastings: 311034

OS Northings: 541730

OS Grid: NY110417

Mapcode National: GBR 4FTC.4J

Mapcode Global: WH6Z9.ZKN8

Plus Code: 9C6RQJ78+28

Entry Name: Hayton Castle

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411489

Location: Hayton and Mealo, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Hayton and Mealo

Built-Up Area: Hayton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hayton St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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7/63 Hayton Castle
G.V. I

Castle now house. C14 or C15 tower, with C16 and C17 additions for the Musgrave
family. Large blocks of dressed red sandstone, with stone parapet, on chamfered
plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with sandstone chimney stacks. 2 storeys
with attic, 8 bays of double span. Core of tower to rear with flanking C16
extensions in an L-shape; the angle of the L infilled in C17 to form large
rectangular building. C19 top-glazed panelled door in late C17 bolection
architrave under segmental pediment containing carved heads and urn with shaped
finials. Left bays have C16 double-chamfered cross-mullioned windows with
glazing bars under hoodmoulds, and smaller 3-light attic windows. Right bays
have sash windows in late C17 architraves. Left return has plank door within
C20 wooden porch, this and the windows in C16 surrounds under hoodmoulds; some
windows have cross mullions and glazing bars. Right return has sash windows in
late C17 architraves. Rear of 4 gables,the oldest part supported by 2 large
wedge-shaped buttresses. C15-C17 windows at different levels, some under
hoodmoulds. Coat-of-arms on left side wall and internal armorial panel on
stairs dated 1609 and both to Musgrave family. Thick internal walls containing
many medieval and C16 features fully described and planned in Transactions of
Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xiii,

Listing NGR: NY1103441730

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