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Linstock Castle


Linstock Castle is a farmhouse in Linstock, Cumbria, originally built as a tower house in the 12th or early 13th century. The tower has large blocks of red sandstone, mostly taken from the neary section of Hadrian's Wall. It was used as a palace for the Bishops of Carlisle from c.1219 to the early 14th century. Later it was used as a prison and for refuge for villagers in border raids. For 6 days In March 1307, King Edward I and his court were entertained here, whilst Parliament was held in Carlisle. Linstock Castle is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England.[1]

Linstock Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Stanwix Rural
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Linstock Castle Farm

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LINSTOCK CASTLE - List Entry
- "Farmhouse, formerly tower house. C12 or early C13 as palace for the Bishops of Carlisle, with C17-C20 additions and alterations. Tower has large blocks of red sandstone, mostly from Roman ...

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List number: 1119608
List grade: 2*
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY4289758484

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