© Mr John Maddison
MILLOM CASTLE, A 5093 (south side)
MILLOM, COPELAND, CUMBRIA
Mr John Maddison
11 March 2004
08 September 1967
Date of last amendment:
08 September 1967
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SD 18 SE
15/33 Millom Castle
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 with ashlar dressings, house partly
roughcast with parallel hipped slate roofs. House has hall to north; east range
has central gatehouse, kitchen range to north, solar range to south. Windows
with pointed heads. East elevation has projecting gatehouse up C17 steps, front
wall collapsed, small projection to south. Straight-headed 1st floor window to
south return. South elevation of house has varied windows with label moulds,
mostly tall 12-pane sashes, later 2-storey wing to west. Cross-axial stack and
return lateral stacks. Entrance to wing. West elevation has pointed entrance
and window opening to hall, entrance with overlight and 2 sashed windows to
house, gabled out-house to wing which has sashed windows. North elevation has
later barns abutting. Solar range has 1st floor with larger windows and
ogee-headed entrance, probably to garderobe, to south-west angle; ground floor
fireplace has smoke hole to outer hall with finial. Gatehouse has signs of 1st
floor, small courtyard to west has jamb of entrance with portcullis groove.
Kitchen range has segmental-headed fireplace with smoke hole to outer wall.
2 pointed entrances to hall lwhich has signs of east dais and 2 formerly Y
tracery north windows. House north elevation has 2 pointed entrances to vaulted
cellars; sashed windows, one with bull's eye pane. East elevation has
wide-boarded studded door. Moat to west and north. Scheduled Ancient
Monument. See T Clare: 'Guide to Archaeological Sites of Cumbria'.