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Westnewton Castle (remains)

The site of Westnewton Castle is at the south-west end of the village of Westnewton in Cumbria. The type of castle isn't known for certain, but was very likely a fortified manor house. The most prominent features of the site are two mounds, 1.5m high and up to 26m wide, which are linked by two smaller banks. These features are thought to represent the remains of towers linked by a cross-hall, and an enclosed courtyard.  Located by a meander in Westnewton Beck and given the flatness of the land here, it would readily lend to the site once being moated. The castle was possibly the baronial home of the de Neuton family who were recorded as holding the manor in the 12th century, after whom the settlement's name is derived. The earthworks and buried remains of the castle are a Scheduled Monument on the National Heritage List for England.

Westnewton, Cumbria Historic Buildings and Monuments in Westnewton Civil Parish
Westnewton Castle - List Entry
- "....The monument includes the remains of a fortified manor house of medieval date, situated in a bend in Westnewton Beck south west of Westnewton Village. The most prominent features of …

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from https://www.gatehouse-gazette…
- "The 'castle' - a probable fortified manor house - is surrounded by a small number of enclosures, part of which may represent garden features. The site is located at the …

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