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Retaining Wall to Inner Courtyard at Thurland Castle, with Tower Base Adjoining on South-West Side

A Grade II Listed Building in Cantsfield, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.1519 / 54°9'6"N

Longitude: -2.5979 / 2°35'52"W

OS Eastings: 361045

OS Northings: 473067

OS Grid: SD610730

Mapcode National: GBR BN9F.CD

Mapcode Global: WH94W.2W5X

Plus Code: 9C6V5C22+QR

Entry Name: Retaining Wall to Inner Courtyard at Thurland Castle, with Tower Base Adjoining on South-West Side

Listing Date: 4 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182356

ID on this website: 101317738

Location: Wrayton, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA6

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Civil Parish: Cantsfield

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Tunstall St John the Baptist and Melling St Wilfred and Leck St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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5/61 Retaining wall to inner courtyard
at Thurland Castle, with tower base
adjoining on south-west side.


Wall, 1880s, with tower base probably C14th, sandstone rubble. Wall has
saddle-backed coping. At its northern end there is a doorway with
elliptical arch and a flight of stone steps leading down to a lower level.
At its south-eastern end it terminates with an octagonal pier. Against its
south-western side there is the base of a tower, of rectangular plan with
a weathered plinth. Its eastern wall has a chamfered doorway with a
chamfered surround on its inner side. Inside the tower is barrel-vaulted.

Listing NGR: SD6104573067

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