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Whelp Castle

Hob Uid: 13570
Location :
Cumbria
Eden
Kirkby Thore
Grid Ref : NY6373025580
Summary : Castle, mentioned in a charter of between 1199 and 1225. `Scarce remains' were seen in 1777. No recent physical evidence found. A square enclosure at High Burwens traditionally said to have been built in the early 12th century from the ruins of a nearby Roman fort. The ruins wer said to have been used to supply stone for the construction of Kirkby Thore Hall.
More information : (NY 63732558) Whelp Castle (NR) (Site of) (NAT) (1)

Reference to "Whelp's Castle" in a charter dated between 1199-1225. (2)

"...there are now (1777) scarce any remains." The "ruins underground" indicate that it occupied the site of the Roman Fort. (3)

Every trace has now disappeared. (4)

Listed. Said to have been built in the early 12th century and used to build Kirkby Thore Hall in the 15th century. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1957
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Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details : (F W Ragg)
Page(s) : 228
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Vol(s) : 1916-17
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist & Ants Westm & Cumb 1 1777 (379) (Nicolson & Burn)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book reference
Source details : ONB 1859 75
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Source Number : 5
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
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Page(s) : 318
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Vol(s) : vol.29

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1225
Monument Start Date : 1100
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 62 NW 9
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