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place:- castle, Castle Carrock
locality:- Castle Carrock
parish Castle Carrock parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
castle
coordinates:- NY54435542
10Km square:- NY55
References OS County Series (Cmd 25)

1Km square NY5455

source:- OS County Series (Cmd 25)

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.
Supposed site of Castle
at Castle Carrock
date:- 1867=1868
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

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 204:-
... On an eminence about two miles hence is Castle Carrock or Crag, a square vallum of loose stones, each side 120 paces wide.
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:-
...
6. CASTELCARROCK, - By Robert de Castle Carrock, in the time of Henry III.
...

placename:- Castlecarrock Castle
person:- : Castle Carrock, Robert de
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
thumbnail SAN2Cm, button to large image
Carrock
circle, two towers, flag; castle

placename:- Carrock
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

notes supposed castle, earthworks, perhaps a moated manor
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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