Today is  Saturday 2nd Jul 2022   ~ a better place to be 

[Golden Oldie Hour]
[Podcaster Playlist]

[56k modem << popup slideshows >> broadband]
Colin says: Contrary to popular belief - this ruin was a fortified warehouse rather than a castle, and was used by the monks of Furness Abbey to house their imports/exports secure from theft by Barrovians aand other vagabonds.
says: Not strictly correct. It WAS built as a castle (it needed a "licence to crenellate" from the king to build it in the first place) but it was only ever used as a fortified warehouse. It was, however, to protect against marauding Scots, and was built in the same era as Dalton Castle and other "Pele" towers, which were all built for the same purpose.
Click now to see this image full size.
(To save this picture as Windows Wallpaper - right click it - then select "Set as Background")
(or click the above image to see the full sized version)

All images in this gallery are © 2002 - 2006: See main web site for copyright details.


< terrible --- excellent >
  Click here for the Love Barrow Equal Access Campaign
Equal Access Campaign


Walney Isle ~ a better place to be