Piel Island Visit - 29th June 2000

 

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1913 Ordnance Survey 1:25 inch plan of Piel Island

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Plan of Piel Castle

From R. Newman, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Vol. XCVI

Snab Point

Snab Point.

Sands1

Crossing the sands.

 Sands2

The wet bit!

Sands3

View of Piel Island from the sands.  The castle is on the right, the houses are on the left and the pub is in the middle.

Houses

The houses.

Pub

Drying off outside the pub.

Outer bailey wall

Outer bailey wall from the north.

North-east tower

North-east tower of the outer bailey and the "chapel" - or is it a bakehouse?

Inner bailey and keep

Inner bailey and keep from the north-west.

Inner bailey

Inside the inner bailey with the gatehouse on the left and the keep on the right.

Keep entrance

Entrance to the keep.

Garderobe

Medieval sanitation!   Garderobe, complete with porthole.


For further information on Piel Castle see:

Newman, R. M. (1987) Excavations and survey at Piel Castle, near Barrow in Furness, Cumbria. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. Vol LXXXVII, 101-116.

Newman, R. M. (1996) Further structural  analysis at Piel Castle 1987-94. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. Vol XCVI, 121-137.


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