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Castletown House


The Castletown Estate and farm is located on the north banks of the River Eden about ½ mile west of the village of Rockcliffe in Cumbria. Castletown house here, situated in parkland, was built in 1811 by the distinguished architect Peter Nicholson, who also remodelled Corby Castle. Castletown is a Grade II* listed building on the National Heritage List for England. The gate piers and the entrance lodge to Castletown are Grade II listed.

Historically the manor of Rockcliffe was held under barony of Burgh by the Rockcliffe (‘Routheclive’) family, until 1205. After a series of different owners, in 1682 Rockcliffe Castle and demesnes were sold to Rev. Charles Usher in 1682, who demolished the castle and built a new house (replaced by the 'Old Hall' in 1730). Later the estate was sold to Robert Mounsey, a Carlisle lawyer, for whome Castletown house was built from 1809-11.[1] The estate remains under the ownership of the Mounsey-Heyshams family.[2]

Rockcliffe Cross Grade II* Listed Rockcliffe Old Hall, Rockcliffe Historic Buildings and Monuments in Rockcliffe, Cumbria 1811 Entrance Gateway, Castletown Entrance Lodge, Castletown
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Castletown House

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Ice house in Castletown woods

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Woods at Castletown

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CASTLETOWN - Rockcliffe - List Entry
- "House. 1811 by Peter Nicholson and William Reid for Robert Mounsey of Carlisle, with rear facade dated 1831. Calciferous sandstone ashlar with chamfered plinth, moulded cornice and parapet and angle ...

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Castletown Estate and Farm
- "Castletown is a multi-generational rural estate in North West Cumbria that offers a variety of business opportunities including, farming, residential and commercial properties, construction, environmental management, and weddings and events...."

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Alongside the River Eden at high tide

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Reservoir at Desmene

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Castletown Farm, Rockcliffe

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List number: 1087596
List grade: 2*
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY3480662098

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