Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BLENKINSOPP CASTLE


BLENKINSOPP CASTLE
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A mid 14th century tower, built with a licence to crenellate dated 1340. It was in ruins in the 16th Century but 1830's a new 'castellated' house was built on to the ruins. The castle was rebuilt in 1880 as a Victorian mansion but after a fire in 1954 only the west and north ranges are still in use. The eastern building is now an overgrown ruin.


 

Directions
By the A69, 3 miles west of Haltwistle
Castle Home Park, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7JS

 



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