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Dacre Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Dacre, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6306 / 54°37'50"N

Longitude: -2.8374 / 2°50'14"W

OS Eastings: 346037

OS Northings: 526488

OS Grid: NY460264

Mapcode National: GBR 8GMW.HT

Mapcode Global: WH819.DV2Y

Plus Code: 9C6VJ5J7+72

Entry Name: Dacre Castle

Listing Date: 17 July 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73750

Location: Dacre, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Dacre

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dacre St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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16/31 Dacre Castle



Fortified tower house. C14 with C17 and C19 alterations. Extremely thick walls
of dressed mixed sandstone with offsets, on chamfered plinth, the roof hidden by
battlemented parapets. 2-storey rectangular tower over vaulted basement, with
angle turrets. Entrance facade has off-centre doorway with stone surround, up
L-shaped stone steps. Central C17 coat-of-arms of Earl of Sussex. Irregular
fenestration of large C17 cross-mullioned windows, the turrets with smaller
loops and 2-light windows. The right and rear left turrets are larger and
square, compared with smaller opposing 45° turrets; the rear larger turret being
the original entrance point with newel staircase. The interior has many
original features such as fireplaces, oven recess, mural chambers and
garderobes. See M.W. Taylor, Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland & Cumberland,
1892, pp.278-286; J.F. Curwen, Castles and Fortified Towers of Cumberland &
Westmorland, 1913, pp.269-272.

Listing NGR: NY4603726488

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