Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1121820

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Jun-1986



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Scargill

National Grid Reference: NZ 05353 10726


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SCARGILL CHAPEL LANE NY 01 SE (North side, off)

21/184 Scargill Castle (Formerly listed as 12.1.67 Scargill Castle ruins II* and Gatehouse)

Castle gatehouse and flanking fragmentary walls. C15 with alterations. Large blocks of squared sandstone; stone-flagged roofs.

Gabled 3-storey gatehouse: partly-blocked depressed-pointed archway with thin voussoirs and pair of C20 doors; chamfered window surround and similar, smaller surround above. External stack rises from first-floor level of right return. Semicircular stair tower wtih chamfered slit openings, set-back top section and monopitch roof, attached to rear of left return. Featureless section of high wall to left. Longer section of wall to right has chamfered, first-floor window surround. Rear of gatehouse similar to front.

Interior: ground floor of tower has grooved, slightly-cambered transverse ceiling beam of heavy scantling; chamfered doorway with large alternating jambs leads into stair tower; spiral stone tower stair leads to first- and second- floor chamfered doorways with run-out stops.

Further fragments of castle masonry to rear include the left jamb and back wall of a wide, arched fireplace. In dangerous condition at time of survey.

Scheduled Ancient Monument. (The Victoria History of the Counties of England, ed. William Page, F.S.A., A History of the County of York North Riding, 1925).

Listing NGR: NZ0535310726


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 111356

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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1914)

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