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Muncaster Castle

Hob Uid: 37424
Location :
Cumbria
Copeland
Muncaster
Grid Ref : SD1035096340
Summary : Large house incorporating a possible 13th century fortified tower, re-modelled and enlarged by Anthony Salvin between 1862-66. It is mainly of two and three storeys, constructed of course rubble with quoins, has embattled parapets and graduated slate roofs. During the Second World War, the castle was used as an art storage facility for artwork from the Tate Gallery and India House.
More information : [SD 1035 9634] Muncaster Castle [T.I.] (1)

The Pele tower of Muncaster Castle was erected about 1325, and is the S.W. angle of the present buildings. The castle was practically rebuilt in 1783, and repaired and enlarged in 1865. (2)

Muncaster Castle

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Large house incorporating fortified tower, possibly C13, re-modelled and enlarged 1862-66 by Anthony Salvin. Course rubble with quoins, embattled parapets and graduated slate roofs. Mainly 2 and 3 storeys. (3-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details : Transaction of Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society (Extra Ser) Vol 13 1913 308-9 (J F Curwen)
Page(s) : 308-309
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Vol(s) : 13
Source Number : 3
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Borough of Copeland, Cumbria 21 January 1985, 27
Page(s) : 27
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Source Number : 4
Source : Cumberland and Westmorland
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Page(s) : 165-166
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Source Number : 5
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Cumbria (1985)
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Vol(s) : Part 9

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C13
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Pele Tower
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled 1862-66
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1862
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Art Storage Facility, Storehouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 30063
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 76270
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External Cross Reference Source : EH Property Number
External Cross Reference Number : 157
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 2374
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 19 NW 6
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1071831
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
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Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01