WHORLTON CASTLE GATEHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1151332

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1966

Statutory Address: WHORLTON CASTLE GATEHOUSE, CASTLE BANK

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WHORLTON CASTLE GATEHOUSE, CASTLE BANK

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton (District Authority)

Parish: Whorlton

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

National Grid Reference: NZ 48122 02469

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History

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Details

NZ 40 SE WHORLTON CASTLE BANK 9/165 Whorlton Castle 23/6/66 Gatehouse GV I Gatehouse of motte-and-bailey castle of which no other building survives but some vaulted undercrofts (q.v.). Late C14, altered in C16. Sandstone ashlar on high chamfered plinth; roofless and floorless. Rectangular plan shows central through-passage,with springing of a high vault remaining, and one large room at either side on each floor, surrounded by small mural chambers. 3 storeys, 3 wide bays. Segment-arched entrance in 2 planes, the outer curved, the inner chamfered. Modern wood lattice filling with wicket door. 3 shields in cusped panels above. Flanking first-floor cross windows in chamfered reveals and similar top- floor windows. Scattered slits and small single lights. Second- floor drip bands. Plainer rear elevations with 2 blocked doorways and scattered slits. One cross window at top right and a 2-light window (lost mullion) at top left. Drawbar tunnel in doorway and later pintles. Round-arched door to projecting staircase tower on left, which holds newel stair broken at the top. Interior: Caernarvon arches to several mural chambers, some of them garderobes, represent the original building period, as do the wide splays and segmental rere-arches of the smaller windows. Later, larger doorways and windows have Tudor rere-arches. Wall- passages missing in places, but first-floor and ground-floor fireplaces and chimneys remain. Ribs of the central vault have a single hollow chamfer, probably also original. Signs of later buildings, now gone, both inside and out. Scheduled Ancient Monument County No 115.

Listing NGR: NZ4811702472

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 333224

Legacy System: LBS

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