Lazonby

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameLazonby
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishLazonby

Possible motte and bailey. Massive mound with possible bailey to north-east. 1845 Tithe map shows mound west of church with house on summit called Seathill. This building demolished and part of mound moved when railway built c1875. Bailey now occupied by church (originally built 1157). (Jackson 1990)

Gatehouse Comments

No other author has noted this mound as a motte but the location would be typical for a motte. Requires further investigation.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY548397
Latitude54.7506408691406
Longitude-2.70280003547668
Eastings354830
Northings539740
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Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved

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Books

  • Jackson, M.J.,1990, Castles of Cumbria (Carlisle: Carel Press) p. 70