Castleber Warcop

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameCastleber Warcop
Alternative Names
Historic CountryWestmorland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishWarcop

The alleged site of a castle at Castleber. Field investigation in 1978 failed to discover any evidence for a castle. (PastScape)

'Castleber' is a prominent natural hill-ridge with excellent all-round visibility from its summit. The area is ploughed and featureless and is still known as Castleber. The origin of the name is unknown locally. (F1 ISS 05-JAN-78). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Hill ridge, ploughed and featureless. Reportedly 'a low mound where it is said a castle once stood' The place-name may have originate with a Roman Camp at NY740167. Rejected by Jackson as just a place-name.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY746169
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 268
  • Jackson, M.J.,1990, Castles of Cumbria (Carlisle: Carel Press) (reject)