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placename:- Bew Castle
other name:- Bewcastle Castle
locality:- Bewcastle
parish Bewcastle parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
castle
coordinates:- NY56567468
10Km square:- NY57

1Km square NY5674

photograph

Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- From the churchyard. -- 15.9.2006
photograph

Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- 15.9.2006

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 176:-
...
... The Leven and other river before-mentioned, rising in the very border of two kingdoms, passes by nothing remarkable except Beucastle, as it is commonly called, a royal castle in a waste tract with a garrison. In the public records it is written Bueth-castle, whence its name should seem to be derived from that Bueth, who about the time of Henry I. was a sort of absolute lord in these parts. Certain it is that in the reign of Edward III. it was the property of John baron de Strivelin, who married the daughter and coheiress of Adam de Swinborn.

placename:- Beucastle
other name:- Bueth Castle
person:- : Bueth
person:- : Striveln, John de
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 200:-
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"Bowecastle longing to the king, 10 mile east from Carluel on Kirkebek. Near about it be found Briton brikes with entayled work and portraitures in the old foundations."
...
The place has its name from Bueth its owner at the Conquest. The castle was demolished 1641.

other name:- Bowecastle
person:- : Bueth
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 105:-
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I do not find any ancient authors mention a castle here [Castlerigg], Speed, who speaks of twenty-five in Cumberland, hath found out every one I ever heard or knew of, except Kirkoswald; how that has escaped him I cannot tell. I shall here put down their names, and, as well as I can, their most ancient owners, and supposed founders.
1. BEWCASTLE. Built by the Romans, and after the Conquest repaired by one Bueth, who gave it his own name, viz, Bueth-castle; he was killed by Robert the
Page 106:-
Vallibus, who afterwards, to purchase absolution from the Pope, built Lanercost Priory, and endowed it.
...

placename:- Bewcastle
person:- : Bueth
person:- : Vallibus, Robert de
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Beu Castle als Bueth Castle / R
circle, building and tower, rectory

placename:- Beu Castle
other name:- Bueth Castle
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
image MD12NY57, button   goto source.
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Bew Castle
Circle, building with two towers.

placename:- Bew Castle
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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Bew
circle, two towers, flag; castle

placename:- Bew
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Bew Cast
Buildings and tower with flag.

placename:- Bew Castle
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Bewe Castle N.E.
and tabulated distances; B on thumbnail map

placename:- Bewe Castle
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Ca Bew
dot, circle, and tower

placename:- Castle Bew
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Bew cast.
circle, buildings, tower

placename:- Bew Castle
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Building with two towers, symbol for a castle.
Bewcast:

placename:- Bewcastle
county:- Cumberlandia
castle
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old print:- Pennant 1773 (edn 1801)

Book, A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor, 1773, by Thomas Pennant, published by Edward Harding, 98 Pall Mall, London, 1801.
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Print, engraving, Beu Castle, Bewcastle, Cumberland, drawn by Moses Griffith, engraved by Comte, published by Edward Harding, 98 Pall Mall, London, 1801.
Tipped in opposite p.180 of A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor, 1773, by Thomas Pennant.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Moses Griffith. Del / Comte Sc / BEU CASTLE / Pub June 1 1801 by Edw Harding 98 Pall Mall.

placename:- Beu Castle
date:- 1801
period:- 18th century, late

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Bew Castle, Bewcastle, Cumberland, by William James Blacklock, 1840-58.
A solitary figure on the right of the composition approaches a ruined castle standing in midst of heathery moorland with distant blue hills beyond.
signed at bottom left:-
W J Blacklock
inscribed at top centre:-
Bew Castle Cumberland

placename:- Bew Castle
date:- 1840=1858
period:- 19th century, late

old painting:-
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Painting, oil painting, Buit's Castle, Bewcastle, Cumberland, by William James Blacklock, 1844.
To left of foreground cattle are grouped beside three spindly trees. A woman, her back to the viewer, carrying a basket balanced on her head, walks towards the ruins of a castle which are bathed in the rosy glow of a fading sunset. Distant hills lie beyond.
labelled at reverse:-
Evening on the Gelt near Castle Carrock W J Blacklock 40 London St, Fitzroy Square No 3

other name:- Buit's Castle
date:-
period:- 19th century, early

text:- Jackson 1990

Jackson, M J

other name:- Belcastell
other name:- Boa Castle
other name:- Bothe Castle
other name:- Bowe Castle

old map:- Burghley 1590 (facsimile)

courtesy of the National Library of Scotland
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Bewcastell
circle, buildings or walls, tower

placename:- Bewcastell

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- 1.6.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- 1.6.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- 1.6.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- Swaledale tups. -- 15.9.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- 15.9.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bew Castle -- Bewcastle -- Bewcastle -- Cumbria / -- 15.9.2006

hearsay Perhaps 13th century, 90 foot square enclosure, a tower and a gatehouse remain as well as curtain wall.

notes Gateway, keep, moat, within the roman camp
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan and illustrations

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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