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Arnside Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Arnside, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1844 / 54°11'4"N

Longitude: -2.8308 / 2°49'50"W

OS Eastings: 345878

OS Northings: 476838

OS Grid: SD458768

Mapcode National: GBR 8NN1.YR

Mapcode Global: WH83M.H27Y

Plus Code: 9C6V55M9+QM

Entry Name: Arnside Tower

Listing Date: 12 February 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312275

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76544

Location: Arnside, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA5

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Arnside

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Arnside St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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7/1 Arnside Tower

Fortified Tower House. Probably C15. Burnt 1602, repaired probably mid C17,
dismantled late C17. Massive limestone rubble walls with roughly dressed stone
details. Staircase tower of rectangular plan and projecting garderobe.
Formerly 5 storeys. Window openings to all sides, some blocked or extended:
surviving openings have square heads. Parapet, projecting on rounded corbels,
survives to North-west corner. Interior has remains of cross-wall incorporating
newel stair, fireplaces with stone lintels and a niche on the first floor said
to have been used as a piscina which suggests that the East corner may have been
a chapel. Although ruinous at time of survey it appears to be a unique example
in this area of a freestanding tower built without a hall block.
See RCHM pp 14-15 for further description and plan.

Listing NGR: SD4589076855

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