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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
Entry Name: Arnside Tower
Listing Date: 12 February 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1312275
English Heritage Legacy ID: 76544
Location: Arnside, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA5
District: South Lakeland
Civil Parish: Arnside
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Arnside St James
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
SD 47 NE ARNSIDE
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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