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

Map

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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

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 330538

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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