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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
Entry Name: Hayes Castle
Listing Date: 9 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1335998
English Heritage Legacy ID: 76118
Location: Distington, Copeland, Cumbria, CA14
Civil Parish: Distington
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Distington Holy Spirit
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 02 SW DISTINGTON HAYES CASTLE ROAD
2/22 Hayes Castle
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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