Dating carlisle cumbria
Henry I (r.1100–35) visited Carlisle in 1122 and ordered that it be ‘fortified with a castle and towers’.This may represent the origin of the massive keep, After Henry I’s death in 1135, Carlisle was retaken by David I, King of Scotland (r.1124–53), who is said to have built ‘a very strong keep’ there.
Carlisle’s position on the border between England and Scotland made it a vital stronghold and border defence, and also vulnerable to crises in Anglo-Scots relations.
In 1296 Edward I (r.1272–1307) made Carlisle his headquarters for three months in the early stages of his war against the Scots.
The inner ward, which probably already housed a great hall and chamber, was enhanced to accommodate the court.
In an attempt to manage the problem, the English border region was divided into three ‘marches’, and lord wardens were appointed as the Crown’s chief representatives.
Carlisle Castle was the seat of the Lord Warden of the West March.Crooks Contacting from Invercargill using their Abbey Machinery 11 ton side spreader to spread dairy effluent from a holding pond.