SD2671 : Gleaston Castle

taken 7 months ago, near to Gleaston, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Gleaston Castle
Gleaston Castle
Gleaston Castle lies about half a mile north-west of Gleaston village, off the road to Scales. It dates from around 1350 and is thought to have been built by John de Harrington. Its walls are nine feet thick and reveal that the castle was carelessly built of limestone rubble in roughly dressed blocks of various sizes. Only a few blocks of dressed red sandstone have been used around doors and windows.
By the 16th century, the castle was the property of Henry, Duke of Suffolk. When he and his daughter Lady Jane Grey were executed on the authority of Queen Mary, the castle passed into the hands of the crown. By this time, however, the building was already disused, and it gradually fell into decay.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2614 7146 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.0193N 3:7.9134W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2621 7147
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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