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Thurland Castle, Lancashire
Thurland Castle
county:-   Lancashire
locality type:-   castle
coordinates:-   SD610730
1Km square:-   SD6173
10Km square:-   SD67

MN photo:-  
Very liitle can be seen from the road.

BUU73.jpg (taken 26.6.2011)  
BUU74.jpg (taken 26.6.2011)  

evidence:-   old map:- Saxton 1579
placename:-  Thurland Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comitatus ie Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by Christopher Saxton, London, engraved by Augustinus Ryther, 1576, published 1579-1645.
Building with two towers, symbol for a castle.  "Thurland cast:"
item:-  private collection : 2
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Thurlande Castell
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
"Thurlande Castell"
circle, towers 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.5
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evidence:-   old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Thurland Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, published by Abel Swale, the Unicorn, St Paul's Churchyard, Awnsham, and John Churchill, the Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, 1695.
"Thurland Castle"
item:-  JandMN : 24
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evidence:-   old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd) 
placename:-  Thurland Castle
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
"Thurland Cast."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2007.38.59
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evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789
placename:-  Thurland Castle
source data:-   Book, 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.
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Page 131:-  "... the river Lone passes by Thurland, a castle of the Tunstalls, built by Thomas Tunstall, knight of the garter, t. Henry IV. when the king had given him leave "to fortify and kernell, i.e. embattle his house:""

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849) 
placename:-  Thurland Castle
source data:-   Guide book, A Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 1823, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, Stationers' Court, London, and by John Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, 8th edn 1849.
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Page 176:-  "..."
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item:-  Armitt Library : A1180
Image © see bottom of page "Crossing the Greta, we approach THURLAND CASTLE, in a spacious park. It was built in the reign of Henry IV. and left in ruins by the ravages of the wars of Charles I. It was however, about 30 years ago, judiciously restored; in the process of which the demolition of the hoary gateway is to be lamented. It contains many fine paintings by the ancient masters. Brian Tunstall, 'the stainless,' 'that bold squire,' who fell on Flodden Field, held Thurland Castle and the lordship; and is said to lie buried in Tunstall Church; but Whittaker doubts the latter fact, and assigns the recumbent statue which now lies near the altar rails, and which tradition points out as his effigy, 'with (he says) little diffidence' to Sir Thomas Tunstall, the founder of the Castle."
"The Moat remains unto this day - not, indeed, as a defence against external foes - but as a habitat for the"
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Page 177:-  "White Water Lily, Nymphaea alba, the Yellow Water Lily, Nuphar lutea, and other aquatic plants."

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