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. Some notable structures within the landscape are in need of maintenance and repair.

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

Location

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

Assessment Information

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