Dalton Castle

14th-century tower built to assert the authority of the Abbot of Furness Abbey

Dalton Castle

History

Dalton Castle

A brief history of Dalton Castle 

The 14th-century tower known as Dalton Castle was formerly the manorial courthouse of Furness Abbey. Here the abbott exercised his right to hold manorial courts and administer justice within the lordship of Furness, as authorised by the abbey's foundation charter of 1127