Cockermouth Castle

Cockermouth Castle crowns a promontory between the rivers Derwent and Cocker. The notorious William de Fortibus acquired the manor in 1215 and built a castle here, possibly on an older site, but Henry III ordered its destruction upon his downfall six years later.

It seems to have survived this episode but most of the present complex is the work of Gilbert, last of the Umfraville barons, and Henry Percy, who acquired Cockermouth on Gilbert’s death in 1381.

As Earl of Northumberland, the latter played a major part in the Border struggles of the period. And the Black Douglas sacked the unfinished castle. Henry is better known for his revolts against Henry IV, familiar from Shakespeare.


Recommended PRODUCTS
  • Step by step details on everything you need to know about the fashion industry.
  • This file can easily help increase the sales and profits from letters in just minutes.
  • 101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland. New illustrations.
  • A 7 Day Course On The Most Powerful Secrets Ever Revealed To Mankind.
  • Make her addicted to you by always having the right thing to say that separates you.
  • Use detox designed for people trying to quit marijuana. Stops Cravings
  • Find The Love Of Your Life And Enhance The True Intimate Relationship You Deserve.
  • Discover how a woman over 30 loses 16 pounds in 3 weeks without drugs or traditional exercise
  • Clickbank Ads
     

    The castle remained in Percy hands but drifted into decay. In spite of enduring a Royalist siege during the uprising of 1648, the castle was slighted by Parliament as a potentially dangerous stronghold. Around 1800, Percy Wyndham, Earl of Egremont, built a mansion inside the outer bailey.

    The castle has a triangular plan very similar to Carlisle, its apex overlooking the junction of the rivers. There is no keep. Gilbert de Umfraville largely rebuilt the inner bailey though the curtain incorporates portions of William de Fortibus’ work.

    The well-preserved outer curtain is entirely Henry Percy’s. Its east front is flanked to the left by the square Flag Tower, now gabled, and to the right by a mighty gatehouse. This massive, oblong structure has the sidewalls of a barbican in front.

    A row of shields over the gateway bears the arms of Henry Percy and his allies. He vaulted gate passage was defended by a portcullis and three sets of doors.

    Within the outer bailey is the Wyndham mansion, built against the curtain. The inner bailey is much
    Ruined and has been distorted to some extent.

     


    RELATED PRODUCTS
  • Step by step details on everything you need to know about the fashion industry.
  • Make her addicted to you by always having the right thing to say that separates you.
  • A 7 Day Course On The Most Powerful Secrets Ever Revealed To Mankind.
  • This file can easily help increase the sales and profits from letters in just minutes.
  • Discover how a woman over 30 loses 16 pounds in 3 weeks without drugs or traditional exercise
  • 101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland. New illustrations.
  • Use detox designed for people trying to quit marijuana. Stops Cravings
  • Find The Love Of Your Life And Enhance The True Intimate Relationship You Deserve.
  • Clickbank Ads
     

    Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

    If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

    And ... Don't forget to have fun!

    Recommended

    Trafficzing Pro

    Turn Any Image into Clicks

    Stockocity 2 Professional

    Unlimited access to Stockocity 2 Professional including 18,000 FHD footage videos and 250 new FHD videos per month for 24 months. (note this is an upgrade to Stockocity 2 - you cannot purchase this product unless you have purchased Stockocity 2)

    Long Tail Pro Annual Pro Plan

    Long Tail Pro is the fastest, most effective way to find keywords that will help your website rank in search engines. The Long Tail Pro Starter plan includes access to Long Tail Proand#39;s entire suite of keyword research tools, including keyword lookups