Cockermouth Castle

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Cockermouth Castle in 2004

Cockermouth Castle (grid reference NY123309) is in the town of Cockermouth in Cumbria on a site by the junction of the Rivers Cocker and Derwent. It is a grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

History[edit]

The first castle on this site was built by the Normans in 1134.[1] Various magnates held it, the most prominent being the Percy Earls of Northumberland from the 1400s to 1600s.[2] Significant additions were made in the 13th and 14th centuries.[1] The castle played a significant role in the Wars of the Roses, and in the Civil War, when it was badly damaged.[1]

Cockermouth Castle is currently (2007) owned by Pamela Lady Egremont.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Cockermouth Castle". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Bradbury, J. Bernard History of Cockermouth Richard Byers 1995 p.238 ISBN 0952981203

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Coordinates: 54°39′56″N 3°21′40″W / 54.66552°N 3.36122°W / 54.66552; -3.36122