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HIGH HEAD CASTLE

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High Head house was rebuilt 1748 for H Richmond Brougham incorporating c16th work. It is on the site of timber pele extantin 1317 replaced by a stone curtain wall and gatehouse in 1342 when a licence was granted to crenellate. Nothing of the 14th century castle survives, and there are no earthworks associated with it. A hall was built in 1550 and rebuilt in 1748. Burnt in 1956 and since a ruin.

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