1130 AD - Egremont Castle was built by William de Meschines. Sited near the Scottish border, it was the target of raids in 1138 and the early 1300's. From the 1100's through the ensuing centuries the castle passed through numerous hands including a nephew of David I of Scotland, the Earl of Sussex, the 15th Earl of Northumberland. Decayed by the late 16th century, only the gatehouse, front of the great hall, and curtain wall survive. A southeast corner fireplace still exists.