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placename:- Greystoke Castle
other name:- Greystoke Park
locality:- Greystoke
parish Greystoke parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
castle; park; haunted house; pele tower
coordinates:- NY43543089
10Km square:- NY43

1Km square NY4330

photograph

Greystoke Castle -- Greystoke -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 4.2.2006

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 48 16)

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:- Greystoke Park
locality
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 58 1)

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

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Greystoke Park
area

placename:- Greystoke Park
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

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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Greystoke Park
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Castle
In Greystoke Park.

placename:- Greystoke Park
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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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Greystoke Park
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Castle
In Greystoke Park.

placename:- Greystoke Park
county:- Cumberland
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 94:-
... The little deviation on the left, avoiding the barren waste of Hutton Moor for the purpose of seeing Greystoke Castle and church, will amply repay him [the stranger]: it is the residence of H. Howard, Esq. to whom it was bequeathed by the late Duke of Norfolk. ...
Page 174:-
...
[at] Penruddock.- About three miles to the left, and visible from the high-road, is Greystoke Castle, the seat of Henry Howard, Esq., a fine and ancient structure, containing some splendid pictures, and many objects of curiosity.

placename:- Greystoke Castle
person:- : Howard, Henry
person:- : Norfolk, Duke of
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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The great house can be seen in the corner of the park, near the village.
park; castle

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
... the august mansion of Graystock, the Duke of Norfolk's. ... observable from the woods and smaller plantations of furs and other evergreens, tastefully arranged on the summits of the hills near them. ...

placename:- Graystock
person:- : Norfolk, Duke of
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Greystock Park
outline of fence palings; park AND building

placename:- Greystock Park
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 273-274
About 4 Miles on the l. of Penrith is Graystock Castle, Duke of Norfolk.
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page 289-290
About 4 Miles from Penrith is Graystock Castle, Duke of Norfolk.
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page 321-322
Between 3 and 4 Miles on l. of Hutton is Graystock Castle, Duke of Norfolk.

placename:- Graystock Castle
person:- : Norfolk, Duke of
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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 174:-
...
... On the Peterill, ... stands Greistocke, formerly a castle of the sometime illustrious family, which derive their descent from one Ranulph Fitz Walter, of whose descendants William de Graystock married Mary daughter and coheir of Roger de Merley, lord of Morpath, by whom she had a son John, who, having no issue, obtained leave of Edward I. to convey his estate to his aunt's son Ranulph de Granthorpe, son of William, whose posterity, after having been long very considerable, became extinct about the reign of Henry VII. and their estate passed by marriage to the barons Dacre: but the two heiresses general of the last baron Dacre were married to the sons of Thomas Howard, late duke of Norfolk.

placename:- Greistocke Castle
person:- : FitzWalter Family
person:- Granthorpe Family
person:- : Dacre Family
person:- : Howard 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 48:-
...
From the four-mile post, or a little further, is seen Greystoke, (or Greystock,) Castle, the seat and birth-place of the Duke of Norfolk, the origin of whose family I shall copy from Buck's History of Richard the III. published in 1647, page 65. ... [extensive family history qv]
...
Page 48:-
...
The titles and bearings of the Duke of Norfolk are as follows: "The most High and Puissant Prince Charles Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Hereditary Earl Marshall, Premier Duke and Earl of England; also Earl of Arundel, Surry, and Norwich; Baron Mowbray, Howard, Segrave, Brus of Gower, Fitz-Allan, Clun, Owaldestree, Maltravers, Warren, Greystock, Furnival, Verden, Lovelot, Strange of Blackmere, and Castle-Rising. This noble Lord beareth quarterly eight coats; the first is ruby on a bend between six crosslets, [fi]tchee, pearl; an escutcheon topaz, thereon a demi-lion pierced through the mouth with an arrow, within a double tressure counterflowered of the first, which is the paternal coat of the Howards. The second is ruby, three lions passant, gardant, topaz; in chief a file of three points, pearl: this was the bearing of Thomas of Brotherton, fifth son of Edward I. The third is chequer, topaz and sapphire, which was borne by the Earls of Warren. The fourth is ruby, a lion rampant, pearl; armed and langued, sapphire, for the name of Mowbray. The fifth is ruby, a lion rampant, or, armed and langued of the first, by the name of Albany. The sixth is pearl, a chief sapphire by the name of Clun. The seventh is diamond, a frett topaz, by the name of Maltravers. The eighth is pearl, a fess and canton, ruby, by the name of Woodville. The sup-
Page 50:-
"[sup]porters are, on the dexter side a lion, on the sinister side an horse with an oaken bough in his mouth. The crest is an horse passant, topaz, with an oak bough in his mouth, ruby. The motto Sola virtus indicta: but the Dukes formerly used Virtutis laus actio."
This illustrious family continued in the faith of the Roman Church until the present Duke, (when Earl of Surry) renounced it with all its errors: For this he was severely censured by some violent partisans of those gentlemen, who opposed his Lordship in the election at Carlisle: they went so far as to say he did it merely for a seat in the British Parliament. These injurious assertions his Lordship, in my hearing, treated with a truly noble contempt and indignation: indeed any person who has the smallest knowledge of this Nobleman's character, will be astonished to hear that any one could endeavour to defame him with so idle and nonsensical an assertion; as if any man in his senses could be persuaded that a seat in the House of Commons was so high a dignity as the inheritance to which he might he expect soon to succeed.
Greystoke Castle is a large, old building, pleasantly enough situated amidst elegant groves and plantations: It is only two stories high, but the Duke is preparing to raise it a third. The gardens are well disposed both for pleasure and convenience; and behind the house is a park, containing about a thousand head of deer.

placename:- Greystoke Castle
other name:- Greystock Castle
person:- : Norfolk, Duke of
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old print:- Clarke 1787

Bearing from line Penrith Beacon to Helvellyn on topograph = 40 degrees;
bearing calculated from grid references = 39 degrees.
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.
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Greystock Castle
building with two towers

placename:- Greystock Castle
date:- 1787
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.
Shown by an oval of fence palings, with the castle inside.
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placename:- Graystock Castle
other name:- Graystock Park
park
county:- Cumberland

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 202:-
...
Oct. 2. I set out at ten for Keswick [from Penrith], by the road we went in 1767; say (sic) Greystock town and castle to the right, which lie about three miles from Ulls-water over the fells; ...

placename:- Greystock Castle
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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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Graystock Cast.
circle and line on edge of an outline of fence palings, trees

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

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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Drumburgh Castle and
Greystock-Castle, both Seats of his Grace Edward Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Hereditary Earl Marshall and first Duke of England, after the Princes of the Royal Family. He marry'd a Daughter of Edward Blount, Esq; of Blagden in Devonshire, and his Lady Arabella, the Daughter of Sir John Guise, Bart. of Rencomb in Gloucestershire. Another of whose Daughters is marry'd to his Grace's Brother, the Hon. Philip Howard, Esq;

placename:- Greystock Castle
person:- : Howard, Edward; Norfolk, Duke of
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

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.
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Graystock Castle
Circle, building with two towers; ring of fence palings, trees.

placename:- Graystock 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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Graystok cast.
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Buildings and tower with flag in a ring of fence palings with trees.

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

old map:- Jenner 1643

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

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

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Graystock Ca S
and tabulated distances; G on thumbnail map

placename:- Graystock Castle
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

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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circle, buildings, tower; outline of fence palings, trees
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Grastok cast.

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

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Grastok cast:
Fence palings, trees, and a stag; building with two towers, symbol for a castle.

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

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Greystock Pk.
outline of fence palings; park

placename:- Greystock Park
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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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Graystock C.
circle, italic lowercase text; castle

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

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GREYSTOKE CASTLE / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 73832 / NY4354330893

placename:- Greystoke Castle
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY43543089
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
SOUTH LODGE AND GATEWAY ADJOINING, EAST OF GREYSTOKE CASTLE / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73843 / NY4398430903
district:- Eden
listed building -- gateway
coordinates:- NY43983090
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GATEPIERS AND GARDEN WALL NORTH EAST OF GREYSTOKE CASTLE / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73835 / NY4359830930
district:- Eden
listed building -- gate piers -- garden wall
coordinates:- NY43593093
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CLOCK TOWER NORTH WEST OF GREYSTOKE CASTLE / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73833 / NY4351330944
district:- Eden
listed building -- clock tower
coordinates:- NY43513094
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
STABLE BLOCK NORTH OF GREYSTOKE CASTLE / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73836 / NY4348831060
district:- Eden
listed building -- stable
coordinates:- NY43483106
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GARDEN WALL AND GATEWAYS NORTH WEST OF GREYSTOKE CASTLE / / / GREYSTOKE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73834 / NY4348530968
district:- Eden
listed building -- gateway
coordinates:- NY43483096
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

descriptive text:- Hearne and Byrne 1786

Book, Antiquities of Great Britain, prints from drawings by Thomas Hearne, engraved by William Byrne, published by Hearne and Byrne, London, 1786; published 1786-1807.
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Print, engraving, View of Greystoke Castle, Greystoke, Cumberland now Cumbria, by Thomas Hearne, engraved by William Byrne, published by them, London, 1786.
Plate 1 ?from the Antiquities of Great Britain, published 1786-1807.
Blazon of the first quarter in the quartered part of coat of arms is the Howard Family's 'gules on a bend between six cross crosslets fitchee argent on an escutcheon thereon a demi-lion rampart pierced through the mouth with an arrow within a double tressure flory counterflory'.
with descriptive text:-
GREYSTOKE CASTLE.
This Castle, under which, the lands within that part of Cumberland called the Barony of Greystoke were held by military tenure, takes its name from Cray or Craig, a Rock, and Stoke, a Place.
Ranulph de Meschines, the great northern Grantee from William the Conqueror, gave this Barony to Lyulph, a Saxon Lord, who had been of great note in the time of Edward the Confessor, and in whose male line it continued for many years, during which time they were summoned to Parliament as Barons of Greystoke.
In the reign of Henry VII. Elizabeth, the Grand-daughter of the last Lord of Greystoke, was married to Thomas Lord Dacre of Gillesland, in whose family it continued till the reign of Queen Elizabeth; when this Castle and Barony were, upon a division, assigned to Ann, sister and co-heir of George, the last Lord Dacre, who was married to Philip, eldest son of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, to whose male heir it now belongs.
The ancient part of this Castle was built by William Lord Greystoke, who was surnamed the Good: he died in the 32d of Edward III. and was buried with great solemnity in the chancel of the parish church of this place.
The old castle is said to have been originally quadrangular, uniting four Towers and a Gate-way. The greatest part of it was burnt in the civil wars, during the reign of Charles I. however, there yet remains two of the old Towers, one of which is entire, of three Stories in height, and contains six Bed-chambers, and a large Vault or Dungeon below, formerly a Prison, now made use of as a Wine-cellar.
The ancient Tower, which is the principal object in the Print, is obliquely situated with respect to the other parts of the Castle, the chief part of which was rebuilt and modernized in the beginning of this century.
The Drawing was taken in the year 1777.
person:- : Howard Family
person:- : Lyulph; Greystoke, Baron of
person:- : Dacre Family
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Greystoke Castle -- Greystoke -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- Gate house. -- 19.8.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Greystoke Castle -- Greystoke -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- Gate, coat of arms; Howard on the left, Greystoke on the right. -- 19.8.2011

hearsay Pele built 1353; inclosed by 18th-19th century additions.

story Charles Howard, Duke of Norfolk, hunted with hounds, even on a Sunday. One Sunday a gentleman in black asked if he could join the chase, and was afterward invited to spend the night. He was lodged in the Pele, and in the morning had gone, leaving a neat pile of clothes and the bed slept in. His black horse had gone from the locked stable. Local folk were sure it was the Devil. Visitors in the Pele room, in February, are disturbed by a spectre of the Devil.

notes tower, moat, etc
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan and illustrations

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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