This crumbling ruin of a castle stands near Dalton-in-Furness and was a simple stone quadrangle castle with four towers connected by a curtain wall, the construction of which may not have been completed.

It was once a 11th century timber manor house owned by the Fleming family,

In 1297 John de Harrington I, Lord of Aldingham, a direct descendant of the Flemings, began to reconstruct the property in stone, building the south west tower and part of the west wall.

28 years later in 1325, the family continued the construction work resulting in what

we see as the present day castle.

By the 15th century, the property came into the hands of Thomas Grey, great-grandfather of

the unfortunate, Lady Jane Grey.

Shortly after, the property passed into various hands before being

abandoned as a residence, quickly falling into disrepair.

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