Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1157398.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 27-Jan-2021 at 02:21:15.


Statutory Address:

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

North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
National Park:
National Grid Reference:
SD 96579 90795


ASKRIGG NAPPA SD 99 SE 9/27 Nappa Hall 16.1.52 GV I Fortified manor house. 1459, with C17 wing. For James Metcalfe. Rubble, stone slate roof. Single-storey central hall flanked by 4-storey western and 2-storey eastern towers, with south-east wing projecting forward at right angles from eastern tower, and entrance porch in angle so formed. Quoins. Porch: pointed arch with continuous hollow-chamfered moulding with label. A single-light chamfered window on each return. Parapet. Pointed- arched inner doorway with continuous hollow-chamfered moulding and leaved 6-panel door. To left, 2 cross-windows with cinque-cusped pointed lights, hood-moulds with headstops, quarry panes and iron bars. Parapet. West tower, main defensible unit: windows with cinque-cusped pointed lights under hood-moulds, those to ground, first and third floors with headstops, quarry panes and iron bars. Ground floor: 3-light window; to right, light vent to spiral staircase from ground to first floor. First floor: 2-light window, light vent to right. Second floor: single light. Third floor: single light. Crenellated parapet. Head of stair turret in south-east corner. East: kitchen and service wing: sash window on first floor, crenellated parapet. Rear elevation east tower: projecting chimney stack. Left return of west tower: board door in C19 ashlar sandstone chamfered rusticated quoined surround with pointed arch with keystone and springers. On each floor, a cinque-cusped single-light window in chamfered surround. Slightly- projecting chimney stack on ground and first floors. String. Gargoyle. Right return of east tower: to basement, 2 lattice windows in chamfered openings, and on right 2 windows under wide relieving arch. Ground floor: 4 sash windows with glazing bars in sandstone ashlar surrounds with interrupted jambs. First floor: 2 similar windows. In centre, projection of buttress of garderobe. Corbelled fireplace or garderobe to left on first floor. Projecting turret in south-east corner. West elevation of south- east range: central studded board door in quoined surround with segmental- arched head. On ground floor on either side, a 3-light double-chamfered mullion window with hoodmould, and 16-pane sashes above on first floor. Double gable with lead rainwater head between cast "T M" with JULY , (Thomas Metcalfe, d1754). Rear elevation of south-east range: 1747 on each floor a single-light window in chamfered, quoined surround. The building has numerous lead rainwater pipes and fluted hopper heads. Interior, west tower: stone newel staircase from ground floor to roof. Wave-moulded cross-beams supported on stone corbels, with remains of medieval joists. In first-floor chamber, fragment of plasterwork frieze, chamfered fireplace and chamfered doorway leading to rear room with stone chute in wall leading to external gargoyle. Hall: segmental arched fireplace and doorway to west tower. East tower: late C18 - early C19 cantilevered dog-leg staircase with hollow-moulded soffits to treads. Probably the finest and least-spoilt fortified manor house in the north of England. For centuries belonged to the Metcalfes, one of the most important Wensleydale families. Described by Leland as a "very goodly House". Hartley M and Ingilby J, Yorkshire Village (1979). VCH i, pp 204-5, 208.

Listing NGR: SD9657990795


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

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


Books and journals
Hartley, M, Ingilby, J, Yorkshire Village, (1979)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York, (1907), 204-5,208


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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 06 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16763/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Briggs. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].