Swinton Castle, Swinton with Warthermarske - Harrogate

Gardens and extensive pleasure grounds with grottos, rustic bridges and rockwork laid out between 1796 and c1820 under the direction of Adam Mickle the second and others for Sir William Danby, incorporating lakes and landscaping of c1760. The park probably has C17 or earlier origins. A significant proportion of the tree cover has reached maturity and beyond, some structures are in poor condition and water bodies in Quarry Gill woods are heavily silted.

Swinton Castle, Swinton with Warthermarske - Harrogate
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Swinton Castle
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1001074
  • Local Planning Authority: Harrogate
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Park


  • County: North Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Harrogate
  • Parish: Swinton with Warthermarske
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Skipton and Ripon
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Private, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 6 LBs