SPOFFORTH CASTLE, RUINS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1149976
Date first listed:
22-Feb-1985
Statutory Address:
SPOFFORTH CASTLE, RUINS, CASTLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
SPOFFORTH CASTLE, RUINS, CASTLE STREET

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

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Harrogate (District Authority)
Parish:
Spofforth with Stockeld
National Grid Reference:
SE 36027 51100

Details

SE 35 SE SPOFFORTH WITH STOCKELD CASTLE STREET (west side, off) 3/70 Spofforth Castle, ruins

II*

Ruins of fortified house. C13 with major rebuilding in C14 and C15. Coursed sandstone and ashlar. 2 storeys on north side, single storey on south - built against rock outcrop. 6 bays. First-floor hall with solar above undercroft and kitchens. Stair turret at north-west corner. Entrance to undercroft at north end of west side; rock-cut steps down to undercroft from centre of east side. Windows include trefoil-pointed arched windows and some with plate tracery. Chamfered plinth, continuous dripmould at first-floor level. Buttresses with offsets, pointed stone roof with finial to stair turret. Interior of undercroft has bases of octagonal piers and rock-cut doorway. A scheduled Ancient Monument. For fuller description see R J A Bennett et al 'Spofforth Castle', HMSO, 1965.

Listing NGR: SE3602751100

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
330538
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bennett, R J A , Spofforth Castle, (1965)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05032/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Kilgallon. Source Historic England Archive
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