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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: 1149976



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Spofforth with Stockeld

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 330538

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


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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SE 36027 51100


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