Rose Castle  Cumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rose Castle like this:

ROSE CASTLE, the seat of the Bishop of Carlisle, in the centre of the N of Cumberland; on the river Caldew7 miles S S W of Carlisle. An ancient castle, which gavename to it, was a halting-place of Edward I. in 1300, in his progress against Scotland; was burnt by the Scots in 1322 and 1337; and was dismantled, by the parliamentarians, in the civil wars of Charles I. ...

The present edifice was originally a renovation and extension of the ancient pile; was so frequently altered, in different stylesby successive bishops, as to lose its pristine character; was all reconstructed, in good taste, by Bishop Percy, after designs by Rickman; has an elegant interior; and stands amid terraced and finely-wooded grounds. An oldkeep, called Strickland's Tower, built about 1400, standsa little apart.

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Rose Castle through time

Rose Castle is now part of Carlisle district. Click here for graphs and data of how Carlisle has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rose Castle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rose Castle, in Carlisle and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th May 2022

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