Kirkcambeck

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameKirkcambeck
Alternative NamesKirk Cambock
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishAskerton

Church yard occupies possible triangular ringwork. Between 1154-89 Alfred Cammork had a 'capital messuage' here but the site is unknown, though there must have been a substantial building here in 1307 when the king and queen and their retinue stayed here. The location, by a crossing of the Cam Beck, is tactically significant.

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY533689
Latitude55.012939453125
Longitude-2.73088002204895
Eastings353300
Northings568900
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Books

  • Salter, Mike, 1998, The Castles and Tower Houses of Cumbria (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 98 (slight)
  • Jackson, M.J.,1990, Castles of Cumbria (Carlisle: Carel Press) p. 66
  • Lysons, Daniel and Samuel, 1816, 'General history: Historical events' Magna Britannia Vol. 4: Cumberland p. xv online transcription

Journals

  • Collingwood, W.G., 1923, 'An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Cumberland' Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Vol. 23 p. 209 online copy