Has been described as a Rejected Fortified Manor House, and also as a Rejected Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

Alternative NamesSwaites
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishKingwater

An artificial platform by the river is traditionally the site of a cottage, but it may be the site of a moated farmstead from 'the lost vill of Cumquenecath, mentioned in the Lanercost Chartulary. (PastScape ref. Perriam and Robinson)

Gatehouse Comments

Nothing on maps or air photos. Clearly not a high status site and questionable even as a homestead moat of yeoman status.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY555668
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 170