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placename:- Askerton Castle
parish Askerton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
castle; pele tower
coordinates:- NY55036920
10Km square:- NY56

1Km square NY5569

photograph

Askerton Castle -- Askerton -- Cumbria / -- 19.2.2010
photograph

Askerton Castle -- Askerton -- Cumbria / -- 19.2.2010

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 12 2)

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:- Askerton Castle
castle
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old text:- Camden 1789

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 176:-
... the little river Cambec ... on whose banks the barons Dacre built the little castle of Askerton, where the warden or land-sergeant of Gillesland has a garrison. ...

placename:- Askerton Castle
person:- : Dacre Family
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 105:-
...
I do not find any ancient authors mention a castle here [Castlerigg], Speed, who speaks of twenty-five in Cumberland, hath found out every one I ever heard or knew of, except Kirkoswald; how that has escaped him I cannot tell. I shall here put down their names, and, as well as I can, their most ancient owners, and supposed founders.
...
Page 106:-
...
2. ASKERTON. Founded by one of that name in Edward I's. time.
...

placename:- Askerton Castle
person:- : Askerton Family
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Askerton Cas.
circle and line; there is also a circle and line for
Askerton
which hardly exists as a separate settlement? unless this indicates the parish.

placename:- Askerton Castle
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
image MD12NY56, button   goto source.
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Askerton Castle
Circle, building with two towers.

placename:- Askerton Castle
county:- Cumberland
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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Askerton Cast.
Buildings and tower with flag.

placename:- Askerton Castle
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643 -- perhaps relevant

Table of distances and map, Cumberland, now Cumbria, scale about 21 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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Askerton
circle

placename:- Askerton
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

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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Ca. Askerton
dot, circle, and tower

placename:- Castle Askerton
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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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Askerton cast
circle, buildings, tower

placename:- Askerton Castle
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Building with two towers, symbol for a castle.
Askerton cast:

placename:- Askerton Castle
county:- Cumberlandia
castle
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Askerton Cast
circle, italic lowercase text; castle

placename:- Askerton Castle
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Askerton Castle, Cumberland, by William James Blacklock, 1844.
In foreground two cows are led by a farm worker across rough grassland; beyond stands Askerton Castle and beside it a low thatched cottage with female figure standing between the two.
signed at bottom left:-
W J Blacklock 1844
inscribed reverse at top centre:-
Askerton Castle Cumberland
inscribed reverse at top right:-
Mr Wilkinson Scotby

placename:- Askerton Castle
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
ASKERTON CASTLE / / / ASKERTON / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 78109 / NY5500869208

placename:- Askerton Castle
district:- Carlisle
listed building
coordinates:- NY55006920
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BYRES TO SOUTH EAST OF ASKERTON CASTLE / / / ASKERTON / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / II / 78113 / NY5506469256
district:- Carlisle
listed building
coordinates:- NY55066925
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BARN AND BYRES TO SOUTH WEST OF ASKERTON CASTLE / / / ASKERTON / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / II / 78110 / NY5504269225
district:- Carlisle
listed building -- barn
coordinates:- NY55046922
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Askerton Castle -- Askerton -- Cumbria / -- 19.2.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Askerton Castle -- Askerton -- Cumbria / -- Gates, with coats of arms ?Howard and ?Dacre families? -- 19.2.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Askerton Castle -- Askerton -- Cumbria / -- Weathervane. -- 19.2.2010

hearsay The hall is of a fortified manor house, 15th century, and still has its original roof. The towers at each end were added in the 16th century; and there are recent alterations. Closed to visits.
Belted Will lived here when he was Warden of the Marches.

notes towers, hall, gateway
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan and illustration

button   post box, Askerton
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