Dalton Castle


Dalton Castle is a large Pele tower in Dalton-in-Furness, which was first built in the mid-14th century, as a defence against border raids and invasion from Scotland. Later the tower served as court house and prison. It was given to the National Trust in 1965. Dalton Castle is a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Dalton Castle is a grade I listed 14th-century peel tower situated in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. It was constructed by the monks of Furness Abbey for the protection of the nearby market town, and was the building from which the Abbot administered the area and dispensed justice.

The property hosts an exhibition on a local history as well as a display about local painter George Romney.

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Plan of Dalton Castle

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The Castle or Tower of Dalton

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Dalton Castle

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Dalton-in-Furness: the castle

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Dalton Castle: mid-February 2015

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One way past The Castle

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DALTON CASTLE - List Entry
- "Pele tower. Mid C14, repaired 1545, remodelled c1704, and in 1856 by Sharpe and Paley (drawing); reroofed 1907. Limestone rubble with red sandstone dressings, slate roof. Now 2 storeys, rectangular ...

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