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Millom Castle


About half a mile north of Millom town centre are the ruins of Millom Castle. The site was a moated manor house and John Hudleston had been granted a licence to crenellate here in 1335. The great tower here dates from the 16th or 17th century. This was damaged by a cannon fire in 1648, during the English Civil War. The great tower is now a farmhouse. Millom Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. The 12th century Holy Trinity Church is situated next to the castle.

Millom Castle is an ancient building at Millom in Cumbria. It is a Grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument.

History

A manor on the site was granted to Godard de Boyvill, owner of the Manor of Millom, in around 1134. The manor came into the Hudleston family's ownership in around 1240 when de Boyvill's granddaughter married into the Hudleston family. John Hudleston was given a licence to crenellate in 1335. The great tower dates from the 16th or 17th century but was badly damaged by a cannon attack in 1648 during the English Civil War.

By 1739 the castle walls were in dilapidated condition. In 1748, Elizabeth Huddleston sold the castle to Sir James Lowther of Whitehaven. The great tower is now used as a farmhouse.

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Millom Pele Tower Scheduled Ancient Monument Historic Buildings and Monuments in Millom Grade I Listed
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Millom Castle

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Millom Castle and Holy Trinity Church

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MILLOM CASTLE - List Entry
- "Ruins of castle or moated manor house incorporating present farmhouse. Licence to crenellate 1335, east range later C14, great tower, now farmhouse C16 or Cl7 with later alterations. Stone rubble ...

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Across the fields to Millom Castle and Holy Trinity church

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List grade: 1
List number: 1086619
County: Cumbria
Wikipedia: Millom Castle
Grid ref: SD1713181336

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