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placename:- Arnside Tower
parish Arnside parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
tower; castle; pele tower
coordinates:- SD45887684
10Km square:- SD47

1Km square SD4576

photograph

Arnside Tower -- Arnside -- Cumbria / -- 5.6.2009
photograph

Arnside Tower -- Arnside -- Cumbria / -- 5.6.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 46 14)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Arnside Tower
castle
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old print:- Taylor 1892

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Print, plans of Arnside Tower, Arnside and Hazelslack Tower, Beetham, Westmorland, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, and by Charles Thurnam and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1892.
Tipped in opposite p.216 of The Old Manorial Halls of Cumberland and Westmorland, by Michael Waistell Taylor.

placename:- Arnside Tower
date:- 1892
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old print:- Taylor 1892

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Print, halftone photograph, Arnside Tower, Arnside, Westmorland, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, and by Charles Thurnam and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1892.
Tipped in opposite p.217 of The Old Manorial Halls of Cumberland and Westmorland, by Michael Waistell Taylor.

placename:- Arnside Tower
date:- 1892
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, Arnside Tower, Arnside, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1894.
Vol.2 no.107 in an album, Examples of Early Domestic and Military Architecture in Westmorland, assembled 1910.
ms at bottom:-
107. Arnside Tower Beetham. K.

placename:- Arnside Tower
date:- 1894
period:- 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, Arnside Tower, Arnside, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1894.
Vol.2 no.108 in an album, Examples of Early Domestic and Military Architecture in Westmorland, assembled 1910.
ms at bottom:-
108. Arnside Tower Beetham. K.

placename:- Arnside Tower
date:- 1894
period:- 1890s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Arnside Tower

placename:- Arnside Tower
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 152:-
...
... The ruins of Hilslack and Arnside towers are not very distant; they seem to have been erected to guard the Bay of Morecambe. ...

placename:- Arnside Tower
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 153:-
...
... Arnside tower, the walls thereof not yet much decayed. [Hazelslack and this] towers seem to have been erected to guard the bay; as there are on the opposite side the vestiges of Broughton tower and Bazin tower, so there is Castle head upon the island in Lindal Pow, and higher up the moses of Methop, Ulva, and Foulsham were inaccessible. In the centre of the bay is Peel castle.

placename:- Arnside Tower
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
Marked by a drawing of a tower.
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placename:- Arnside Tower
tower
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Arnside Tower
tower

placename:- Arnside Tower
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Armside Toure
Circle.

placename:- Armside Toure
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Arneside Toure
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Arneside Toure
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Arneside Tower
circle, tower

placename:- Arneside Tower
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Tower, symbol for a house, hall, tower, etc.
Arneside toure
Tower? settlement.

placename:- Arneside Toure
county:- Lancastria
house
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
ARNSIDE TOWER / / / ARNSIDE / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 76544 / SD4587876837
courtesy of English Heritage
Fortified Tower House. Probably C15. Burnt 1602, repaired probably mid C17, dismantled late C17. Massive limestone rubble walls with roughly dressed stone details. Staircase tower of rectangular plan and projecting garderobe. Formerly 5 storeys. Window openings to all sides, some blocked or extended: surviving openings have square heads. Parapet, projecting on rounded corbels, survives to North-west corner. Interior has remains of cross-wall incorporating newel stair, fireplaces with stone lintels and a niche on the first floor said to have been used as a piscina which suggests that the East corner may have been a chapel. Although ruinous at time of survey it appears to be a unique example in this area of a freestanding tower built without a hall block. See RCHM pp 14-15 for further description and plan.

placename:- Arnside Tower
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD45877683
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
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hearsay Large, 48x33 feet, 5 storey pele tower, plus annexe. The hall was on the 3rd storey. There is a vaulted oven in the basemanet.

notes 14th century tower house
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan and illustration

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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