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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1144724



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cockermouth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Aug-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 71651

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5161 CASTLEGATE Cockermouth Castle (uninhabited parts)

NY 1230 1/4A 28.8.51.

1 3V

2. Ancient Monument (Scheduled). The site is on a promonotory between the Rivers Cocker and Derwent, and there has been a castle since before 1221. The Hall, 1360, Flag Tower 1387, Gatehouse rebuilt circa 1400. Full curtain walls and 2 wards. Masonry in good order externally. Ref. Curwen, "Castles", p, 127. An important building in a fine setting.

The inhabited parts of Cockermouth Castle form a group with the uninhabited parts

Listing NGR: NY1226830852

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Curwen, J F , Castles and Fortified Towers of Cumberland and Westmorland, (1913), 127

National Grid Reference: NY 12212 30882


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