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Bewley Castle (ruins)

Bewley Castle, now in ruins, was once the residence of Bishops of Carlisle. The original castle here ('Bellus Locus') is thought to have been built by Bishop Hugh who died in 1223. It was was rebuilt in 1325 and restored by Bishop William Strickland in 1402.[1] The ruins, on private land, are located about a mile and a half south of the village of Bolton and 25 miles south-east of Carlisle. The ruins date from late 14th to early 15th century and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2]
Bolton Historic Buildings and Monuments in Bolton Civil Parish, Eden Scheduled Ancient Monument
- "Ruin, formerly residence of bishops of Carlisle. Substantial remains of south end, up to 30 feet high, date from late C14/early C15. Ashlar and rubble, roofless; one ground floor room …

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Edmund Anon
Bewley Castle
- "Bewley Castle was once the home of the Bishops of Carlisle. Said to have been built by Bishop Hugh who died in 1223. The castle was originally called ‘Bellus Locus’. …

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Edmund Anon


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List number: 1065873
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY6478421149


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