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Bewley Castle

Hob Uid: 13637
Location :
Cumbria
Eden
Bolton
Grid Ref : NY6480021150
Summary : Late 14th to early 15th century ruined remains of a former residence of the bishops of Carlisle. Built by Bishop Ross (1325-1332), it was restored by Bishop Strickland in 1402. The remains consist of the lower part of one range with a tower at its south east angle and still standing to the lower part of the third storey. There are traces of adjoining buildings on the north and north west of the surviving range. Scheduled.
More information : (NY 64802115) Bewley Castle (NR) Remains of (NAT) (1)

The surviving remains seem to date very largely from the 14th c. Formerly a residence of the Bishops of Carlisle, the house was restored by Bishop Strickland in 1402. The remains (1936) consist of the lower part of one range with a tower at its SE angle and still standing to the lower part of the third storey. There are traces of adjoining buildings on the N and NW of the surviving range. (2)

The remains are fragmentary and as described.
See photograph. (3)

Bewley Castle Ruin, formerly residence of the bishops of Carlisle. Substantial remains of south end, late 14th/early 15th century. Grade 2*. (4)

NY 648212 Bewley Castle, Crackenthorpe; scheduled. (5)

Listed by Cathcart King. (6)

Listed with a plan and illustration. (7)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1957
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Source Number : 2
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in Westmorland
Source details :
Page(s) : 43-44
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Plates : 80
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHP 03-FEB-69
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Eden Cumbria 12-APR-1984
Page(s) : 19
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Vol(s) : 154
Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : Cumbria
Page(s) : 24
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Source Number : 6
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
Source details :
Page(s) : 490
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Vol(s) : Feb-83
Source Number : 7
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
Source details :
Page(s) : 260-1
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Vol(s) : vol.29

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built 1325-32
Monument End Date : 1332
Monument Start Date : 1325
Monument Type : Bishops Palace, Tower House
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Restored 1402
Monument End Date : 1402
Monument Start Date : 1402
Monument Type : Bishops Palace, Tower House
Evidence : Ruined Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : CU 331
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 19095
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 62 SW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 62 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-02-03
End Date : 1969-02-03
Associated Activities : Primary, BEWLEY CASTLE, APPLEBY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BEWLEY CASTLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2002-01-01
End Date : 2002-12-31