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Rosgill Shap

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Shap Rural.
In the historic county of Westmorland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Westmorland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY53661642
Latitude 54.54100° Longitude -2.71776°

Rosgill Shap has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are no visible remains.


Rosgill Hall, house and outbuilding 250 yards E.S.E. of the bridge. The House is modern but contains two panels of 16th or 17th-century heraldic glass with variations of the arms of Salkeld. The Outbuilding is probably of late 16th-century date and has a large chimney-projection at the S.W. end. There is also a doorway with a four-centred head and a lintel with the initials and date R. and E.H. 1707. (RCHME 1936)

Site of Rosgill Hall. According to Hodgson "the remains of the circular staircase of a strong tower, discovered about 20 years since, the ruins of the domestic chapel, and extensive foundations prove its former importance." The present Rosgill Hall is modern but contains two panels of C16/17 heraldic glass with variations of the arms of Salkeld. An outbuilding is probably of late C16 date and has a large chimney projection at the SW end. There is also a doorway with a four-centred head and a lintel with the initials and date R and EH 1707 (OS Index). There is no mention by the OS inspector of the ruins as described by Hodgson. (Lake District HER)

The remains of a newel staircase of a strong tower were discovered about 1811, along with the remains of a domestic chapel and extensive foundations. Presumably a pele tower (PastScape ref. Perriam and Robinson)
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