AYTON CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1148147

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1967

Statutory Address: AYTON CASTLE, CASTLE RISE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: AYTON CASTLE, CASTLE RISE

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough (District Authority)

Parish: West Ayton

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

National Grid Reference: SE 98765 85091

Summary

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History

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Details

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WEST AYTON CASTLE RISE SE 9885 7/37 (north side, off) Ayton Castle Shall be amended to

SE 9885 WEST AYTON CASTLE RISE 7/37 northside, off) 18.1.67 Ayton Castle

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WEST AYTON CASTLE RISE SE 9885 (north side, off) 7/37 Ayton Castle - I

Pele tower, ruinated. Late C14. Sandstone ashlar. Rectangular, 2-cell plan 21 metres by 13.5 metres. Originally 3 storeys, on a chamfered plinth, each storey off-set with a chamfered string course. Pointed doorway flanked by square-headed window openings with chamfered quoined surrounds. Upper machicolation survives to east corner only. Interior: both ground floor rooms have depressed pointed tunnel vaults supported on chamfered transverse ribs. The surviving windows are deeply splayed. Staircases rise within the walls, to the left of the entrance, and from the inner room. Very rare building type in this part of Northern England. Scheduled Ancient Monument, No 144. The Victoria County History of the Counties of England: Yorkshire, North Riding, Vol II, p 441. F Rimington and J Rutter "Ayton Castle, its History and Excavation", Scarborough Archaeological Society Research Report Number 5, 1967.

Listing NGR: SE9876585091

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 327062

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1914), 441
'Scarborough Archaeological Society Research Report' in Scarborough Archaeological Society Research Report, , Vol. 5, (1967)

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