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Dalton Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1555 / 54°9'19"N

Longitude: -3.1864 / 3°11'11"W

OS Eastings: 322616

OS Northings: 473944

OS Grid: SD226739

Mapcode National: GBR 6N5D.Y4

Mapcode Global: WH72B.0TX7

Entry Name: Dalton Castle

Listing Date: 25 February 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388510

Location: Dalton Town with Newton, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Civil Parish: Dalton Town with Newton

Built-Up Area: Dalton-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dalton-in-Furness St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


BARROW IN FURNESS

SD2273 MARKET PLACE, Dalton In Furness
708-1/11/181 Dalton Castle
25/02/50

GV I

Pele tower. Mid C14, repaired 1545, remodelled c1704, and in
1856 by Sharpe and Paley (drawing); reroofed 1907. Limestone
rubble with red sandstone dressings, slate roof. Now 2
storeys, rectangular. Chamfered plinth, large quoins. Doorway
in south side has double-chamfered arch and hoodmould; renewed
4-light window above inserted 1856; it has king mullion,
cusped tracery under round arch with hoodmould. West side has
small round-arched door with slit windows of spiral stair
above; restored 2-light window on right has ogee-headed
lights, pointed arch and hoodmould; string course beneath
smaller window in same style. East side has no plinth and no
windows to ground floor; square-headed single-light window on
left of blocked 2-light mullioned window; above which are 2
pointed-arched windows with cusped ogee lights and hoodmoulds.
Moulded oversailing course beneath ashlar sandstone parapet
with slits, one medieval gargoyle, triangular copings built-up
in 3 courses and figure to north-east corner. INTERIOR:
remodelled, present staircase of 1845. Corbels show original
floor levels. 2 original fireplaces to east wall, that in
chamber with trefoil beneath keel-moulded arch with keystone.
Ogee door-heads to the stair turret and to upper west window.
Built to resist the Scottish invasions of the early-mid C14;
later served as court house and prison. Given to the National
Trust in 1965. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(Trans. of Cumberland & Westmoreland Archaeol. & Antiquarian
Soc.: Gaythorpe H: Dalton Castle: 1910-: 312-330).


Listing NGR: SD2261673944

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