Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1132508

Date first listed: 17-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 05-Nov-1984



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby (District Authority)

Parish: Cawood

National Grid Reference: SE 57394 37698


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SE 5737 CAWOOD THORPE LANE (west side)

9/24 Gatehouse (formerly listed with No 2 Thorpe Lane (qv) 17.11.66 and the Banqueting Hall (qv) as Cawood Castle)


Gatehouse. c 1426-51. For Archbishop Kempe. Magnesian limestone ashlar with stone slate roof to oriel windows otherwise roof concealed by parapet. 3 storeys, 1 bay. North front: full freight, narrow angle buttressing with set-offs. Carriage arch with enriched spandrels and drip mould encroached on to right by 2 Thorpe Lane (qv). Canted oriel window to first floor with heraldic shields to panelled base. Traceried windows with leaded lights. Roof has ornamental cresting. Blocked 2-light flat-arched window to second floor under drip mould. Coved cornice and parapet. Original stair turret with slit windows projects above main roof level. Rear: 4-centred pedestrian archway to left and 4-centred carriage archway to right, both contained under large segmental arch with cornice. First floor band with heraldic shields and capping. Centre 3 shields project slightly to support oriel window of 3 traceried lights, with 4-centred head. Ornamental cresting to roof. To second floor: 2-light window with small leaded panes and traceried heads under drip mould. Angle buttresses with set-offs rise from heraldic band to support coving and parapet. Octagonal stone chimneys to each side. Interior: carriageway has tierceron vaulting. 4-centred doorway to stairs. One original oak door is lying on its side in carriageway. Upper floors not inspected. Pevsner, N., North Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, p 160. 'North Yorkshire County Council, County Planning Department, Historical Account'.

Listing NGR: SE5739437699


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Legacy System number: 325885

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 160

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