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Latitude: 54.3546 / 54°21'16"N
Longitude: -3.3808 / 3°22'50"W
OS Eastings: 310355
OS Northings: 496332
OS Grid: SD103963
Mapcode National: GBR 4LT2.VR
Mapcode Global: WH718.1TC1
Entry Name: Muncaster Castle
Listing Date: 8 September 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1068780
English Heritage Legacy ID: 76270
Location: Muncaster, Copeland, Cumbria, CA18
Civil Parish: Muncaster
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Muncaster St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
SD 19 NW MUNCASTER A595 (off South side)
18/72 Muncaster Castle
Large house incorporating (C13?) fortified tower in the south-west corner;
remodelled and enlarged 1862-66 by Anthony Salvin for the 4th Lord Muncaster.
Coursed rubble with quoins and sandstone detailing; embattled parapets, some
carried on cavetto eaves. Graduated slate roofs; corniced stone chimneys.
U-shaped plan with tower at end of each arm; mainly 2 and 3 storeys. Main
entrance on south side in full-height porch. Scattered fenestration, mainly
C19, of multi-light stone-mullioned (and transomed) windows. Very fine interior
includes panelled Hall, drawing room (with decorative plasterwork to segmental
ceiling), and octagonal library with galleries. For detailed description, see
Pevsner, BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND : CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND pp165 and 166 (1980
Listing NGR: SD1035596332
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