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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MUNCASTER CASTLE

List entry Number: 1068780

Location

MUNCASTER CASTLE, A595

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaCopelandDistrict AuthorityMuncaster

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Sep-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 76270

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SD 19 NW MUNCASTER A595 (off South side)

18/72 Muncaster Castle

8.9.67 I Large house incorporating (C13?) fortified tower in the south-west corner; remodelled and enlarged 1862-66 by Anthony Salvin for the 4th Lord Muncaster. Coursed rubble with quoins and sandstone detailing; embattled parapets, some carried on cavetto eaves. Graduated slate roofs; corniced stone chimneys. U-shaped plan with tower at end of each arm; mainly 2 and 3 storeys. Main entrance on south side in full-height porch. Scattered fenestration, mainly C19, of multi-light stone-mullioned (and transomed) windows. Very fine interior includes panelled Hall, drawing room (with decorative plasterwork to segmental ceiling), and octagonal library with galleries. For detailed description, see Pevsner, BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND : CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND pp165 and 166 (1980 edition).

Listing NGR: SD1035596332

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 9 Cumbria - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland - Date: 1970 - Page References: 165-166
  3. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland - Date: 1967 - Page References: 165-166

National Grid Reference: SD 10355 96332

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