an octagon or square with obtuse angels and asthe foundation of a square building and as alarge circular enclosure situated on the edge of a steep ravine through which flows a stream called Pennington Beck, in an article by H. Swainson Cowper (The Ancient Settlements, Cemeteries, and Earthworks of Furness. Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society Publications, December 12, 1889, p. 424-426.) and according to The Reverend Dr. Jasper Green Pennington, Ypsilanti, Michigan, - it further mentions that this was the ancient seat of the Penningtons before they moved to Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumberland about 1215. The article has a line drawing of the "castle".
- Piel Castle - 14th century on the island at the entrance to the Walney Channel.
- Radcliffe - 15th century ruin
- Rochdale Castle - few traces
- Thurland Castle near Tunstall - some ancient work - occupied by the Girlington family in the 1600's. Nicholas Girlington who died in Halifax Co. VA in 1773 left a signed paper in Halifax Court records showing a sketch of a wing of the castle. John Girlington and second wife Margaret Duckett were probably the last Girlington residents of Thurland castle.(8) Now a private residence.
- Tulketh Castle - no remains but known to exist.
- Turton Tower, Bolton - medieval
- Warrington Castle - few traces
- West Derby - few traces
- Wraysholme Tower, Cartmel - 15th century
AboutLancs.com - Lancashire Link List
Lancashire Bookstore - UK
Lancashire Bookstore - US
Created:3 December 1998
Last Updated: 17 February 2013
Copyright © Steve Lassey 1998-2013. All Rights Reserved.
Please seek permission for written or electronic reproduction of this web site.
Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org