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RABY CASTLE

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Early-mid 14th century castle possibly incorporating earlier buildings. A licence to crenellate was granted in 1379. The castle was partly demolished circa 1620, and has 18th century alterations and additions. Additions and alterations were also carried out circa 1814, 1844-8 and 1864. It is irregular in plan, with nine perimeter towers and a keep, constructed of millstone grit and limestone with ashlar dressings and Lakeland slate roofs.

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