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

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

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 182356

OS Grid Reference: SD6111273078
OS Grid Coordinates: 361112, 473078
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1520, -2.5969

Location: Cantsfield, Lancashire LA6 2QR

Locality: Cantsfield
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA6 2QR

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Listing Text

SD 67 SW

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: SD6111273078

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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