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Dalton Castle

Hob Uid: 38203
Location :
Cumbria
Barrow-in-Furness
Dalton Town with Newton
Grid Ref : SD2261673942
Summary : Built as a pele tower in the mid 14th century. Repaired in 1545, remodelled circa 1704 and again in 1856 and re-roofed in 1907. The building has been used as a prison and as a courtroom. Now a museum.
More information : (SD 22617394) Dalton Castle (NR) (1)

Dalton Castle is a 14th century rectangular tower of rough rubble limestone with red sandstone quoins and dressings and top parapet. The original entrance is at the south east corner, and in the south west wall is a probable early 18th century doorway leading to an internal spiral staircase. In 1545-6 the then ruined tower was repaired and used as a prison, and later as a courtroom. Internal alterations were made in the early 18th century and extensively in 1856. (2)

As described by authority 2. The south west and south east walls are ivy-covered and no structural details are visible except for the two doorway entrances. On the other two walls are several windows, partly or wholly restored; many upper windows are now bricked-up. The stone parapet is modern. (3)

Dalton Castle is a 14th century pele tower with all the windows dating from 1856, except for one two-light window in the south east wall. Grade 1. (4-5)

Dalton Castle now houses a small collection of armour and old documents. (6)

SD 226739 Dalton Castle; scheduled. (7)

SD 22617394. Dalton Castle. Now houses a small museum on the ground floor, while the upper room is occasionally used for events organised for and by local people. Scheduling amended. (8)

Listed with plan and illustration. (9)

Listed by Cathcart King. (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:500 1889
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Lancaster, volume 8
Source details : VCH Lancashire Vol 8 1914 pp308-9 Plan Photo
Page(s) : 308-309
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 16-JUN-58
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Source Number : 4
Source : Lancashire, 2. The rural north
Source details : Buildings of England: North Lancashire 1969 p112 (N Pevsner)
Page(s) : 112
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE Listed Buildings Dist of Barrow-in-Furness (Barrow-in-Furness Area) Cumbria May 1976 p36
Page(s) : 36
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : National Trust Properties open in 1978 10
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Source Number : 7
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : English Heritage SAM List Cumbria 31.3.94 p9
Page(s) : 9
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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 11-FEB-2002
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Source Number : 9
Source : The medieval fortified buildings of Cumbria : an illustrated gazetteer and research guide
Source details :
Page(s) : 381
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Vol(s) : vol.29
Source Number : 10
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Mid C14
Monument End Date : 1366
Monument Start Date : 1333
Monument Type : Pele Tower
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Repaired in 1545
Monument End Date : 1545
Monument Start Date : 1545
Monument Type : Prison
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled c1704
Monument End Date : 1714
Monument Start Date : 1694
Monument Type : Court House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled 1856
Monument End Date : 1856
Monument Start Date : 1856
Monument Type : Court House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Reroofed 1907
Monument End Date : 1907
Monument Start Date : 1907
Monument Type : Court House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : By 1978
Monument End Date : 1978
Monument Start Date : 1978
Monument Type : Museum
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34979
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 388510
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 27 SW 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, DALTON CASTLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 27 SW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1958-06-16
End Date : 1958-06-16