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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1148147



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Ayton


Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 327062

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the entry for

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


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

Selected 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)

National Grid Reference: SE 98765 85091


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