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Hayes Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Distington, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5886 / 54°35'18"N

Longitude: -3.5471 / 3°32'49"W

OS Eastings: 300124

OS Northings: 522584

OS Grid: NY001225

Mapcode National: GBR 3HNC.VX

Mapcode Global: WH5YW.HX4Q

Plus Code: 9C6RHFQ3+C5

Entry Name: Hayes Castle

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335998

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76118

Location: Distington, Copeland, Cumbria, CA14

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Distington

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Distington Holy Spirit

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Castle. Present name probably a corruption of Aykhurst for which a licence to
crenellate was issued in 1322 to Robert de Leyburn; probably established before
this date. Originally consisted of tower house on motte with curtain wall and
moat, now ruinous. Moat survives on north and west sides, but only north wall
of square-plan tower house remains on motte. Sandstone block facings with
rubble core; c4 ft thick and c20 ft high. Other stones re-used in surrounding
buildings. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY0012422584

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