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Gleaston Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Aldingham, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1331 / 54°7'59"N

Longitude: -3.1322 / 3°7'55"W

OS Eastings: 326118

OS Northings: 471396

OS Grid: SD261713

Mapcode National: GBR 6NKN.P5

Mapcode Global: WH72J.VCNV

Entry Name: Gleaston Castle

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75785

Location: Aldingham, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Aldingham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Aldingham St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

ALDINGHAM GLEASTON
SD 27 SE
Gleaston Castle
19/13
25.3.70
I

Ruins of castle. Probably early C14, abandoned late C15. Dressed stone with
some ashlar dressings. Rectangular plan with rectangular towers to angles,
3 having substantial remains. No signs of wall to north, that to east now
part of farm buildings. South-east tower has pointed entrance to west
elevation some pointed windows to 1st floor, interior has stair within wall
and ground floor and lst floor fireplaces; remains of garderobe. South-west
tower has steps to 1st floor entrance to north side, pointed lights; low
undercroft, lst and 2nd floor fireplaces and garderobes. Substantial remains
of west wall, possibly had mid-wall tower; blocked entrance to north end
adjoining north west tower, of which 3 parts remain, to north-west, south-
west and east. Pointed windows remain, some with cusped ogee heads. Remains
of mural passage and fireplace to north-west part. A manorial castle built
for defensive purposes. A Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: SD2611871396

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