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COCKERMOUTH CASTLE

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Originally a motte and bailey, built circa 1150; it was replaced by a stone built enclosure castle in circa 1225, and was further strengthened in the mid to late 14th century; ruinous in the 16th century. Beseiged unsuccessfully by Royalists in the Civil War. In the 19th century further buildings were added. It contains a Roman Altar fragment dated 241-2 AD. Residential and office elements added 1802-5. Scheduled.

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