Snape Castle, Snape with Thorp - Hambleton

Castle dated to circa 1430, with additions and alterations in the C16 and C18. It is comprised of extensive ruins, including some vaulted rooms and two towers. The rear ranges are in a poor condition. The upper parts of the towers are particularly unstable. Much repointing is required elsewhere. The front range is divided into two dwellings.

Snape Castle, Snape with Thorp - Hambleton
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Snape Castle, the chapel and ruined portions
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1004908
  • Local Planning Authority: Hambleton
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house


  • Building Name: Snape Castle
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Hambleton
  • Parish: Snape with Thorp
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Richmond (Yorks)
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II, part in CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1004908 and 1190147