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Gentleman's Magazine 1799 p.281

  Cockermouth Castle
Cockermouth Castle

Staindrop, June 11.
WITH this you will receive a drawing of Cockermouth castle, Cumberland; which I took but a few days ago; and, as I am informed no similar view has ever been published, I apprehend it will readily find a place in your valuable Miscellany. This castle stands upon a hill South of the river Dirwent, and West of the Cocker; it is very strong, and the walls are 600 yards in compass. On the East side, over the gate-way, are the arms of the Moltons, Humphranvilles, Lucys, and Percys. In this place are the remains of a vaulted cellar, and some walls of a chapel. It is supposed to have been built soon after the Conquest by William de Meschines.
S. R.
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