Mallerstang – Lammerside Castle

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Lammerside Castle. Pic N2409


Lammerside Castle is a 12th century building which was rebuilt and strengthened in the 14th century as a Pele tower, to provide protection against scots raiders. It is situated on the bridle path between Pendragon Castle and Wharton Hall.


The ruins include the upstanding remains of a C14 tower or wing which originally formed part of the building’s central core, together with the earthwork remains of buildings to the north and south of the tower and a barmkin wall which enclosed a yard to the west of the tower.


The castle was occupied by a branch of the Wharton family, but is thought to have been abandoned in C17, when the family moved to the fortified manor house, Wharton Hall, near Kirkby Stephen.


The tower is constructed of coursed, squared rubble, measures 14m by 11m, with a barrel-vaulted ground floor, and survives to two storeys high.


Lammerside Castle.


Lammerside Castle.


Aerial photos by Simon Ledingham. Other photos by Matthew Emmott.


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